Major Crimes Forwards Charges for Homicide Suspects

Cpl. Teresa Fuller


Monday, March 12, 2018 at 8:20 p.m.


The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit has forwarded a number of felony charges for two suspects involved in last week’s homicide. The two suspects, Marcus A Arevalo (33) and Ramiro E Sanchez (21), are still being held in Kennewick on unrelated Department of Corrections warrants.

Spokane Major Crime’s detectives forwarded charges to the Spokane County Prosecutor’s office today for two suspects arrested in Kennewick over the weekend who are believed to be involved in Thursday night’s homicide (March 8, 2018). Arevalo is facing charges of 2nd Degree Murder, 1st Degree Attempted Robbery, and Drive By Shooting. Sanchez’s charges are 2nd Degree Murder, 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and 1st Degree Attempted Robbery.

Once they are booked into Spokane County Jail, they will be in court at 1:30pm the following business day.

Previous releases on this incident:

The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Kennewick Police Department, has made two arrests in the homicide case from two nights ago. Two suspects were taken into custody on unrelated Department of Corrections warrants and will later be booked into Spokane County Jail on charges of Second Degree Murder. As always, the Spokane Police Department greatly appreciates the cooperation and support it receives from agencies near and far.

Early this morning, March 10th, 2018, the Kennewick Police Department located a vehicle we had provided them information on as possibly being involved in the homicide from Thursday, March 8th. They conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle based on information provided by our Major Crimes Unit to law enforcement agencies across Washington state. The vehicle was seized and the residence it came from was surrounded. Major Crimes' information coupled with Kennewick PD‘s information led to a search warrant at the residence. Kennewick's SWAT team was used at the location and two suspects from this homicide were taken into custody.

Due to the sensitive nature of the ongoing investigation and the fact the suspects have not yet been charged in the homicide case, we are not releasing their names at this time. That information will be made available as soon as possible.

We often rely on agencies across the United States for assistance in serious crimes such as this. This is yet another prime example of the way Spokane PD has been able to utilize it's good relationships with Eastern Washington law enforcement to apprehend people involved in egregious felony crimes.

One person deceased in North Spokane shooting incident

On 03-08-18 a little after 8:30PM SPD received a call of a gunshot heard near the 800 block of E Hoffman Ave in Northeast Spokane. A vehicle was also reportedly seen driving hastily through the area. A short time later the vehicle described arrived at Holy Family Hospital. A male with a gunshot wound was in the vehicle, and was discovered to be deceased.

At this time Spokane Major Crimes Unit detectives are investigating the scene, and interviewing the person who brought the victim to the hospital. No suspect information is currently available.

SPD will continue to process the scene and follow leads in order to identify involved persons. Anyone with information about the incident, who has not spoken with investigators, is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.



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