- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2021

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - An 18-year-old Yakima man has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his stepfather.

Jonathan A. Hidalgo is accused of shooting Charles Ellis Wade Mills, 45, at their home on Jan. 27, the Yakima Herald reported.

Officers went to the home around 10:45 p.m. after Hidalgo called 911 to report the shooting, according to a probable cause affidavit. Officers said Hidalgo made statements in the call that linked him to the killing, court documents said.

Mills was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy determined he died from a single shot to the head, Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice said.

Hidalgo, who has no prior criminal history, is being held at the Yakima County jail in lieu of $1 million bail. Mills’ death was the second homicide in Yakima this year, and among five in the county.

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