YAKIMA, WA - On Wednesday, Efren Araiza-Acevedo, 33, and Isidro Acevedo, 26, were brought back to the city, where they were both wanted for a drive-by shooting that left two teenagers wounded. The shooting took place on September 14.
After firing multiple shots on North Sixth Street near East Lincoln Avenue, the pair fled to Mexico, according to court documents.
They were taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents near San Diego, four days after the shooting, as they re-entered the country from Mexico after the shooting.
Both are known gang members, according to police.
The Yakima Herald reported:
Deputy Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Heather Thorn said the bail should remain in place for concerns of public safety and the fact that both men, who are cousins, went to Mexico after the shooting.
Araiza-Acevedo has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, violating a protection order, criminal mischief, burglary, tampering with a witness, felony bail jump, drive by shooting and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is currently being held at the Yakima County Jail on $500,000 bail.
Acevedo has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, drive by shooting and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is also being held at the Yakima County Jail on $500,000 bail.
*Though the gang members are in the country illegally, and have long criminal histories, neither has an ICE hold, as Yakima County employs a ‘sanctuary’ policy for criminal aliens.