The Umatilla County District Attorney said today he will charge 25-year-old Jesus Carrillo Jr. with murder in the death of Heriberto Aparicio Garcia, 34, of Hermiston, on Saturday.
Acting Hermiston Police Chief Jason Edmiston said the two got into a dispute early that morning at Garcias home, 1215 S.W. 11th St., No. 9. DA Dan Primus said Carrillo fatally shot Garcia once.
According to police, this is the second homicide this year in Umatilla County and the first charged as a murder.
Garcia arrived at Good Shepherd Medical Center, Hermiston, about 4 a.m. Saturday and was declared dead. Edmiston said someone drove Garcia to the hospital, where staff notified Hermiston police of the shooting.
At about 4:45 a.m., the agency summoned the Umatilla/Morrow Major Crime Team, which led to Carrillos arrest Sunday in Hermiston, Edmiston said.
Edmiston also said the death was not gang related.
He said local police know Carrillo, who has typically bounced back and forth between Hermiston and Umatilla. Oregon State Police sent its SWAT team Sunday to hunt for Carrillo in Umatilla.
Court records show Carrillo has arrests going back to at least 2006 and has several convictions, including a felony in 2009 for manufacturing marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, and felonies in early 2010 of third-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm. He spent a year in prison on those charges and is serving a two-year probation.
Primus also said Carrillo is the lone suspect and the case will go to grand jury this week.