Yakima Man held on 2 Million Bond for Double Homicide Shooting
The man arrested for a double homicide in Yakima on Monday near the Naches river was ordered held on 2 million dollars bail in court on Tuesday. 19-year-old Lameiro Flores, admitted to shooting the two victims Monday afternoon on north 16 Avenue near the Naches river. Flores told police he shot the victims, a 17-year-old boy and 18-year-old Jobany B. Martinez, because he claimed they had assaulted him in the past and feared they would do it again.
The documents also reveal that Flores told police he was swimming with friends and brought a .45 caliber gun with him because he had a “gut feeling.”
Flores saw the two victims who told him “catch you later,” according to the documents. he told detectives he took that as a threat.
Flores also told investigators that he shot the 17-year-old once, walked up to him and then shot him in the head. He told them he then turned and shot Martinez in the head and he would have shot a third man but he ran away.
Yakima Police recovered Flores’ handgun which they said was concealed in his car.