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************Release - UPDATE***********

Yakima County Sheriff’s Office investigators continue to work the homicide of Carmen Johnson and are now actively seeking a suspect wanted for murder. An arrest warrant has been issued out of Yakima County Superior Court for 21 year old Miguel Angel Martinez of Grandview for 2nd Degree Murder. A photo of Mr Martinez is attached below. Investigators seek public assistance in locating Mr Martinez. Mr Martinez should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information concerning the case or Mr Martinez’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office at 509-574-2500.

Miguel Angel Martinez


On 12-15-2013 at about 0212 hours Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies were detailed to an address on Sand Hill Rd just outside the city limits of Grandview Rd regarding a shooting.

Responding law enforcement officers located a deceased male on the property.  Another gunshot victim was also transported to Sunnyside Community hospital for treatment for a gunshot wound.  It was determined that this second gunshot victim was also shot on Sand Hill Rd.

Investigation has determined that there was a large party of perhaps several hundred persons that was taking place at an address on Sand Hill Rd when a fight broke out.  During the fight multiple shots were fired resulting in the two persons being shot.

The gunshot victim at Sunnyside Community hospital is being treated for a non life threatening gunshot wound.

The deceased male at the Sand Hill Rd address has been identified as 20 year old Carmen Johnson of Mabton.  Family of the deceased has been notified.

Investigators have not yet identified the shooter and ask anyone with information to contact the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office at 509-574-2500.

Det. Sgt. Mike Russell
1822 S 1st Street
Yakima, WA 98903

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