- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Pasco farmworker.

The Tri-City Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2iIjdaF ) that 34-year-old Simeon Howard, of Richland, and 26-year-old Nathaniel Thompson, of Kennewick, were arrested without incident Thursday. They face charges of first-degree murder.

Police are still investigating last week’s death of 27-year-old Thomas Contreras De Leon, who was shot in Pasco on Dec. 30.

Authorities say he was taken to a hospital by a person driving a dark-colored SUV and died the same day.

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office determined De Leon died from a gunshot wound that damaged his heart and right lung.

Details about how the two suspects have been tied to the crime have not yet been released.


Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com

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