March 23, 2009 in City

Men sought for questioning in Adams Co. homicide

The Spokesman-Review
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Fernando Montoya, 19, of Othello.
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Three young men are being sought for questioning in Adams County in connection with a homicide last Wednesday evening in Othello.

Ismael Garcia, 19, of Warden, died at Othello Community Hospital following a fight that escalated into gunfire at Taggares Park about 6:21 p.m.

The fight involved two small groups of people.

Sheriff Douglas Barger in a press release today said that his investigator is seeking help in locating three persons. They are Raul Marmolejo, 19, of Royal City; Fernando Montoya, 19, of Othello; and Juan Carlos Ramos, 21, or Othello.

Residents are asked to contact the sheriff’s office or Detective Dale Wagner, and not to approach the men. The sheriff phone numbers are (509) 488-2061 or (509) 855-2505.

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