DAILYKENN.com -- Joe Albert Fuller, Jr. is dead. The 44-year-old white man was found fatally shot in his vehicle.
Suspects for the crime are identified as Sureño gang members Hector Salvador Garcia-Ceja Jr., 24, Jaime Herrera, 46, and Marcos Cruz Herrera, 24. It is not known if the suspects are in the country legally.
The crime occurred in Yakima, Washington and was reported April 23, 2019.
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A witness told police he saw Fuller’s Honda Accord being pursued by an SUV before going into a canal, according to a probable-cause affidavit. One of the men in the SUV began firing at Fuller, who was in the car, the witness said, while a woman climbed out the passenger side of the Honda and was helped into the SUV, the affidavit said.
Another witness told police that a woman had texted Fuller that morning asking to buy 2 ounces of methamphetamine, the affidavit said. Fuller, the witness said, had been threatened several days earlier by Jaime Herrera over a drug deal that had gone bad, the affidavit said.
Evidence led detectives to determine that Jaime Herrera had the woman call Fuller to set up a drug purchase and meet Fuller at the Conoco gas station in Granger, the affidavit said. Video cameras from the gas station and the Granger Travel Plaza across the street show the woman getting into Fuller’s car and leaving the Conoco, at which time the SUV left the Travel Plaza and followed the Honda, the affidavit said.
Detectives said evidence from the scene determined that the SUV collided with Fuller’s car, causing it to go into the canal, the affidavit said.
Video and other evidence led police to identify Marcos and Jaime Herrera, a father and son from Everett, and Garcia-Ceja Jr. of Marysville as suspects. Detectives said the three are Sureño gang members with ties to Yakima and Everett.
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