Suspect Sought in Kennewick Home Invasion Robbery, Shot at Victim
One of the suspects, a juvenile, has turned themselves in. The other remains at large.
Early Monday morning, around 2:24 AM, Kennewick Police were called to the 4000 block of West Kennewick Ave. for what was originally a weapons complaint.
WHAT LED TO MANHUNT FOR SUSPECTS?
Upon arrival, they learned the victim at the home had heard someone knocking at their door. When they answered, the two suspects, a 17-year-old juvenile and an 18-year-old male, forced entry inside. Both were armed with handguns, and they robbed the person then fled.
As they were running away, one of the suspects reportedly fired a shot at the victim.
About the same time the dispatch call went out following the incident, a Benton County Sheriff's Deputy was stopping a vehicle where the Officer identified the two young men in the car, then they were sent on their way based upon the traffic pull over.
But as KPD officers investigated the robbery, they learned the occupants of the car matched the description of the suspects, and they were in the same area as the incident.
Probable cause was established, as officers have to do know, and both the suspect vehicle and address were located. Police raided a home in Pasco and found items taken from the Kennewick home. The 17-year-old suspect surrendered and turned themselves in, but now Police are searching for 18-year-old Omar Solorzano.
They were the ones in the car stopped at the same time the robbery call was going out, had just been reported. The call just missed reaching the Deputy by minutes.
Police now say they have probable cause to arrest him for Robbery 1st, Assault 2nd, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. He is pictured in our story. Anyone who may know or see him, call 9-1-1 or (509)-628-0333. All leads can be confidential.
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