Two jailed, two sought in shooting

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Suspect descriptions

Gerald Gonzalez Jr. — Gonzalez is 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighing 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos across his chest, another tattoo on top of left hand showing three crosses in a sunset background and one on his right inside elbow displaying his last name “Gonzalez”.

Carlito Garcia — Garcia is approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighing 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has very distinguishing tattoos. On his forehead are a pair of devil horns, over his left eye is the word “SOUTH”, over his right eye is the word “SIDER”. Covering the majority of his right cheek is a tattoo of a skeleton wearing a bandana shooting two guns. Also has tattoos covering the majority of his neck.

WALLA WALLA — Four alleged gang members have been charged with shooting two people in a vehicle near Sixth Avenue and Moore Street last month.

Two of the suspects were apprehended Thursday in Milton-Freewater and the others are being sought.

Cisco Antonio Gonzalez, 18, and Christian Bianey Jaimes Rogel, 19, were booked into the Umatilla County Jail pending extradition to Walla Walla County.

Carlito Angelino Garcia, 18, and Gerald Candelario Gonzalez Jr., 20, were still at large Saturday. They are considered armed and extremely dangerous. Anyone seeing them should contact police immediately.

The four suspects were charged Aug. 13 in Walla Walla County Superior Court. Arrest warrants were issued, with bail set at $150,000 apiece.

None has a known permanent address. The Gonzalezes reportedly are brothers.

Officials say Garcia, Cisco Gonzalez and Jaimes Rogel each was armed with a handgun as they were riding in a white truck — driven by Gonzalez Jr. — that arrived near Sixth and Moore in Walla Walla early on the morning of July 20. They then allegedly fired multiple times at Johnny A. Jimenez and his girlfriend, Tracy A. Diaz Bobadilla, who were in Diaz Bobadilla’s 2007 Nissan Altima.

Charges against each defendant include two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree malicious mischief and one count of drive-by shooting.

In addition, Garcia and Cisco Gonzalez are accused of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm because they have prior felonies on their records.

If convicted as charged, all four suspects could be sent to prison for decades.

A specific motive for the shootings isn’t clear, although victim Jimenez affiliates with a rival gang, according to officials.

However, some information of what led to the charges is revealed in a Walla Walla police report filed in court.

A break in the case came on July 30 when a person who allegedly witnessed the attacks contacted police detectives. The person’s name and gender are not identified in the police report because he or she is fearful of retaliation.

The witness told the detectives that the white truck moved through the area of Sixth and Moore twice on July 19 before the shots were fired.

Then shortly after midnight, the truck went through the intersection at a high rate of speed, circled the block and pulled up parallel to the Nissan Altima.

Jimenez was in the Altima’s driver’s seat, with Diaz Bobadilla next to him.

The witness, who positively identified the occupants of the white truck, said they displayed a gang hand sign and shot at Jimenez and Diaz Bobadilla. Jimenez tried to back up the Altima to escape the continued shooting and crashed into the building at 400 W. Moore St. Those in the white truck then fled.

Jimenez, 18, suffered a gunshot wound to his left torso near his hip. Diaz Bobadilla, 22, was shot in her right shoulder area and the outside of her right knee. They were taken to Providence St. Mary Medical Center, where they were treated and released.

Police located multiple spent bullet casings in and around the intersection.

Several bullets pierced the Altima’s windshield and the body of the vehicle, amounting to more than $5,000 damage.

The building the vehicle crashed into also was struck by gunfire, officials said.

On Friday afternoon, officials located and seized a white Chevrolet pickup believed to be used by the four suspects at the time of the shootings. Walla Walla police Sgt. Mike Moses said the vehicle was located in Milton-Freewater and was driven by a man who is a co-owner, but not suspected of being directly involved in the shootings. He was not taken into custody.

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