Walla Walla County Undersheriff Joe Klundt said dispatch received a call from Edgar A Chavez-Beltran at 6:50 p.m. Chavez-Beltran claimed to have just shot a man while the two were inside a vehicle off of Attalia East Road.
Deputies, as wells as officers from the Pasco Police Department and the Washington State Patrol responded to the scene. The first arriving deputy located Chavez-Beltran in the roadway where he was detained.
Law enforcement located Leopoldo Nunez Parra in the driver’s seat of a 2006 Ford F-550 truck. Medics arrived and found Nunez Parra was deceased.
Klundt said the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab response team was notified and came in to process the scene.
Chavez-Beltran was transported to the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office and was interviewed by detectives. Klundt said at the conclusion of the interview, Chavez-Beltran was placed under arrest and booked into the Walla Walla County Jail and charged with murder in the second-degree.
Klundt said the investigation is ongoing.