Othello shooting victim dies
OTHELLO – Adams County Sheriff Dale Wagner announced Thursday that the male victim of Sunday’s shooting on Charla Road in the Edson Tracks area of Othello has died at a Spokane hospital. The victim has been identified as Felipe G. Garza, 50, of Othello.
Sheriff Wagner said the main suspect, Arturo Pineda-Feliciano, 16, of Othello is in custody and is being charged as an adult for several felonies. The Adams County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is currently working out the charging details.
According to law enforcement officials, Pineda-Feliciano is a known gang member. He was in Sunnyside, where he was staying in a hotel with his younger brother, 14, who is also a known gang member, police said.
Editor’s note: When juveniles are charged as adults, news policy is to name them. While Oregon now has a law against releasing booking photos to the media, Washington state does not have such a prohibition.