Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sunnyside: BGL arrested in Juan Sosa murder

January 24, 2009 in Uncategorized

Sunnyside, WA- Sunnyside’s first murder of the year results in an arrest Wednesday in Granger. Oscar Torres, 26, of Sunnyside was taken into custody at a residence located in the 1800 block of Nelson Road in Granger. Torres was charged with the murder of Jesus Sosa which ocurred on January 4 at the AM/PM Mini Mart in Sunnyside. Charges include the murder and several accounts of assault.

Jesus Sosa, 22, of Sunnyside was shot near the gas pumps when a group of young males confronted each other outside the convenience store. Injured during the shooting were two other males, a 16 year old male from Schwana and Manuel Farias of Grandview. Farias had recently moved from Mattawa to Grandview.

Police believe this is a gang related incident that began in Mattawa earlier in the day. Sunnyside Police was assisted by Washington State Department of Corrections.

This case is still under investigation. If you have any information on the identity of this person or his whereabouts please call the Sunnyside Police.