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Teen being tried as an adult in Yakima fatal shooting

August 1, 2018

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy accused in a fatal shooting near a Yakima middle school is being tried as an adult.

KIMA-TV reported Monday that the teen is accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez-Castenada in a parking lot next to West Valley Middle School in July.

Police found Rodriguez-Castenada slumped over his pickup truck on July 19.

Police reports say a bullet casing outside the truck indicated he was shot through his driver’s side window.

The teen was arrested last week when police were responding to a firearm assault downtown.

Police say they matched the teen’s gun with casings found at Rodriguez-Castenada’s murder scene.

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Information from: KIMA-TV, http://www.kimatv.com/

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