Arrest made at Barge-Châtaignier drive-by | Crime and courts
Yakima police on Tuesday arrested the man they said was driving the car in which Jonathan Spear, 35, was shot dead on Sunday.
Police believe the 22-year-old man they have in custody was not the shooter, according to a probable cause affidavit. Police found evidence that identified the alleged shooter, a 19-year-old man, according to the affidavit.
The Yakima Herald-Republic generally does not name crime suspects until they have been formally charged. The 22-year-old on suspicion of driving the car is scheduled to appear in pre-trial court today.
Spear was hit by three bullets, one of which hit his spine. He underwent surgery on Monday, according to a GoFundMe account created by his brother, Caleb Spear.
“They’ve fused several vertebrae together, and he’s unlikely to walk again. Fortunately Jonathan is still with us and should retain upper body use, ”Caleb Spear said on the account.