Chelan County Offering Reward To Capture Killer
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: On 11-01-09 at approximately 0150 hrs, a homicide occurred at the La Barisa Mexican Restaurant in Chelan, Washington. The suspect, Javier Vargas-Valdovinos was an employee, cook, at the restaurant.
The victim, a customer, became involved in an argument with the suspect, and a shoving match ensued. The suspect produced a silver-colored revolver from the small of his back and shot the victim, who died at the scene.
A warrant for 2nd Degree Murder has been issued and entered into NCIC. Suspect reportedly has relatives in Brewster and Bridgeport, WA, and Paramount, Willows, Los Angeles, and Compton, CA; no further information on names or addresses at this time. Weapon has NOT been recovered; it is believed to be a large caliber revolver.
Anyone with information is requested to contact CRIMESTOPPERS at (509) 888-4280, OR Det. Grant (509) 667-6484, OR Rivercom Dispatch Center (24/7) (509) 663-9911. Refer: Chelan County Case #: 09C13059
CRIMESTOPPERS ANONYMOUS REWARD IS $1,000 for information leading to an arrest, combined with a private reward fund of $5,000, brings total reward to $6,000 for anonymous information leading to the suspect's arrest.
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