Cousins Who Fled To Mexico After Gang Shooting Are Back
They're back in Yakima.
On Tuesday three detectives from the Yakima Police Department’s Gang Unit, along with an agent from Homeland Security Investigations flew to San Diego to pickup Efren and Isidro Acevedo and return them to Yakima.
THE GANG MEMBERS WERE CAUGHT TRYING TO COME BACK TO THE US
The two local gang members, who are cousins are wanted in connection with the September 14 gang related shooting at 6th Street and Lincoln. Police say the two chased a car load of other gang members to the area and opened fire on them. Both were arrested as they attempted to return into the United States along the San Diego-Mexico border after fleeing to Mexico after the shooting. Both face charges of 2 Counts of First-Degree Assault, Drive-By Shooting, and Second-Degree Possession of a Firearm.
POLICE WORKED CLOSELY WITH HOMELAND SECURITY
Special Agent in Charge Robert Hammer, who oversees HSI operations in the Pacific Northwest says “The arrest of these two violent individuals represents the commitment between Homeland Security Investigations and the Yakima Police Department to prevent known gang members from wreaking havoc in our local community and then trying to flee to another community or even another country,”
The two cousins are now being held in the Yakima County jail. “We appreciate the willingness of our federal partners at Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Yakima County Prosecutor’s Office for joining us in our fight to locate, arrest and hold those individuals accountable for their violent criminal behavior in our community,” says Captain Jay Seely.