Gang Member Wanted for Fatal Toppenish Shooting Arrested in Montana
Thanks to a blanket of information and some tips, a dangerous armed gang member was arrested in Montana, wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Toppenish on May 16th.
Toppenish police had issued a bulletin for the suspect, 36-year-old Jacob Ozuna, for allegedly fatally shooting 35-year-old Dario Alverado. The two men reportedly got in an argument, and Alverado tried to hide behind an occupied vehicle after Ozuna began shooting at him in Toppenish.
Ozuna had been released in March and immediately violated his parole. He'd previously been arrested and convicted for burglary, theft, domestic order violations, escape, motor vehicle theft and other issues.
Big Horn County Sheriff's, thanks to information and tips, located and arrested Ozuna in Hardin, Montana. He was spotted near a gas station, and after a short foot pursuit was hauled down and arrested by a Deputee and a trainee on shift with the department. He will be extradited to Yakima County. US Marshall's and other authorities worked with Yakima County in locating and apprehending Ozuna.