Police seek gunman in fatal Moses Lake shooting

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 18 at 5:13 PM

MOSES LAKE, Wash. -- The Grant County Sheriff said a man was shot and killed at a grocery store in Moses Lake Tuesday night.

The shooting happened at the Airport Grocery Mart on Patton Boulevard just one block from the Big Bend Community College. Officials said the victim was Juan Jesus Garcia, 22, of Moses Lake.  Garcia was found in an SUV in front of the grocery store.

A 23-year-old woman and 6-year-old boy were in the vehicle with the victim when the shooting happened, according to the Sheriff's Office.  The two were not injured.

Police said they are looking for Anthony R. Vasquez, 23. Vasquez is described as being five foot five inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and has black hair. They said he was wearing white shorts, a white tank top and a white and black baseball hat.

Authorities said they are currently looking for Vasquez near Valley Road and Ottmar Road. They said they found the suspect's vehicle in that area.  If you see this man you should call 911.

Patton Boulevard was closed south of Randolph Road and north of Craig Street after law enforcement responded to the shooting.

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