MANSON — Police are investigating after four people, including a shooter, were killed near Manson.
According to the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, someone called 911 after 2 p.m. Tuesday to report a shooting on Ivan Morse Road north of Chelan. Deputies called to the scene found two unidentified victims shot to death in a car near the shore of Lake Chelan.
Police searched for a gunman after finding the bodies, putting schools in the lock-down during the search. According to KOZI Radio, a suspect was spotted sometime in the late afternoon. The suspect shot at a sheriff’s deputy and K9 before barricading himself in his home.
Neither the deputy nor his K9 partner were injured.
Sheriff’s deputies surrounded the suspect’s home and a 12-hour standoff ensued, KOZI Radio reported. Early Wednesday morning, the suspect and another individual were found dead in the home from what appeared to be a murder-suicide, KOZI said.
KPQ-AM radio in Wenatchee reports that Benito Sedano Sr. had been due to appear in court for a change of plea hearing Wednesday morning in a kidnapping case from last year. Instead, Chelan County Prosecutor Doug Shae says Sedano was found dead overnight, along with a woman.
Sedano was being prosecuted in the kidnapping and robbery of Ignacio Ramirez and Jesus Blanco Delgado last December. Ramirez body was later found in a shallow grave near Sedano’s home, but Sedano had not been charged in the homicide.
None of the victims have been identified. Police are investigating what lead to the original shooting and subsequent standoff.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.