March 24, 2007 in City

2 sought in drive-by shooting

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Grant County sheriff’s detectives are looking for two men who they say were part of a drive-by shooting that left a man with a gunshot wound and bullet fragments in his head.

Officials are looking for Jorge Roman Jr., 20, of Othello, and Jose Alberto Ramos, 24, of Quincy.

Police say they’ve already arrested two others in connection to the shooting, Abel Torres Adame and Luis Miguel Cerna, both 20 and of Othello.

Detectives said the suspects were driving a late model Chevrolet Impala with a fifth man on Feb. 27 and were headed to a house in Royal City to “shoot the place up in an undetermined retaliatory attack,” according to a press release.

The fifth man, Tomas Acosta Torres, 26, of Tacoma, got out of the car, and Ramos opened fire toward the house from behind him, officials say. One bullet hit Torres in the back of the head, and he was flown to Kadlec Hospital in Richland with critical injuries.

He has since been released from the hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at (509) 754-2011, Ext. 468, and desk Ext. 15.

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