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Two suspected gunmen arrested for opening fire on trooper in Yakima County

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GRANDVIEW, Wash. -

Washington State Patrol has arrested two men believed to be responsible for opening fire on a trooper Monday evening. 

A trooper attempted to stop 18-year-old Manuel J. Aviles and 39-year-old Felipe Cortes-Barajas in a speeding vehicle. After a six minute pursuit that reached speeds over 100 mph, the vehicle pulled into a residence along Forsell Road in Grandview and stopped. 

Aviles and Cortes-Barajas got out of the vehicle and shot at the trooper, damaging the front end and the windshield of the patrol car, and the computer inside. 

Aviles and Cortes-Barajas then took off on foot through a vineyard and remained at large until Thursday when they were taken into custody. 

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the WSP tip line at (509) 249-6700. 

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