YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A Yakima County man has been charged with aggravated murder and burglary in connection with the fatal shootings of two women as they were opening a payday lending business.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that prosecutors filed the charges Wednesday against 26-year-old Manuel Enrique Verduzco, of Selah.
They say he shot 27-year-old Karina Morales-Rodrigues and 30-year-old Martha Martinez outside the Moneytree store on Saturday.
Police say employees identified Verduzco from store surveillance footage of the attack. The suspect is a former employee of the business.
Authorities are still investigating the incident and have not yet determined a motive for the killing.
Verduzco was arrested at his parents’ Yakima home without incident on Saturday. He’s being held on $1 million bail.