Three arrested in Grant County drive-by - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Three arrested in Grant County drive-by

Murder suspect, Luis A. Mejia Nunez Murder suspect, Luis A. Mejia Nunez
Murder suspect Martin Ochoa Ramos Murder suspect Martin Ochoa Ramos

MATTAWA, Wash. - Three people have been arrested and charged in the drive-by shooting death of a 17-year-old boy near Mattawa on March 7th.  Luis A. Mejia Nunez, 20, Martin Ochoa Ramos, 41, along with an unnamed 15-year-old suspect had warrants issued for their arrest in the shooting and were caught this week.

Carlos Leyva, the homicide victim, and two other companions had been walking along the shoulder of a rural road when a car with several subjects drove slowly by them displaying some type of hand signals to Leyva and his companions.  The car then drove past them again only this time gun shot rounds were fired at Leyva and the others which took the life of Leyva, wounded another and the third male juvenile was able to flee without injury.

Mattawa Police arrested Mejia and the 15-year-old suspect without incident on warrants during a traffic stop in Mattawa and were expected to make initial appearances in court on Thursday.  That afternoon, the third suspect, Martin Ochoa Ramos was apprehended in Sunnyside by Grant County Sheriff's deputies with assistance from Sunnyside Police.

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