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Warrant issued for man accused of shooting wife

Baltazar Beltran (Washington Department of Licensing)
Baltazar Beltran (Washington Department of Licensing)

A 43-year-old Grant County man is wanted for first-degree assault for shooting his wife more than six times, officials said.

Baltazar Garcia Beltran has a warrant out for his arrest in connection with the July 31 shooting of Luz Beltran, 40.

The couple’s 15-year-old daughter called 911 about 11 p.m. and said her father had shot her mother, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home in the 6000 block of Adams Road, about seven miles southeast of George, and found Luz Beltran laying in the driveway with several gunshot wounds.

Yakima County deputies found Baltazar Beltran’s car with the license plates removed, but Beltran hasn’t been located. Grant County deputies will search that car next week.

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