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Arrests made in Seattle shooting
Two men were arrested last Friday in connection with the Sept. 24
shooting that killed North Bend resident Jorge Temblador-Topete and
wounded Fall City resident Julio Castaneda-Ramos and two Mount Si High
The men, Emanuel Grande-Martinez, 22, of El Salvador and
Jose Anaya, 25, were arrested after police investigators received information
indicating their involvement. Officers obtained a warrant to search a
Renton house where Anaya was staying. Both men were "at least temporary"
Renton residents, according to Sean O'Donnell, Seattle police
spokesman. He explained that 10 men have been questioned by police since Friday
and more are sought for interrogation.
Anaya has been booked for assault in an earlier shooting, but has ties
to the investigation, O'Donnell said.
The gun used in the incident was located and found to be involved
in three other shootings, including a Sept. 23 Seattle murder.
Grande-Martinez is suspected to have pulled the trigger on the
night when the four victims, along with the 14- and 15-year old girls' mother,
were in Seattle on their way to a dance. When the victims' car stopped at a
red light, a man ran up to the passenger's side and opened fire.
Temblador-Topete died the next day. The 14-year-old girl was shot in the head, the
15-year-old victim was shot in the hand and Castaneda-Ramos was shot in
the chest, arm and leg. All were released from the hospital earlier this month.
The girls' mother, a Salish Lodge employee, was not injured.
Police are still investigating the motive for the shooting, and
although it has been previously reported as gang-related or
race-related, O'Donnell said it is too early to tell
at this point of the investigation.
"Investigators are aware of all possible motives," he said, adding that
the incident does not appear to be random.
"There was clearly an intent for the victim," O'Donnell said.
However, the intent is still unknown and is also being
scrutinized by investigators.
Temblador-Topete, a native of Mexico, was buried in his
hometown of Nayarit on Oct. 6.
Both the suspected shooter and his associate are still in the King
County Jail and could be formally charged Oct. 25, O'Donnell said.
Two funds have been set up at the Sno-Falls Credit Union, one to
help the two girls and their mother and one to cover funeral costs for
Temblador-Topete. To contribute, stop by one of the three credit union branches or
call (425) 888-4004, (425) 222-7290 or (425) 831-7494.