Police piece together clues in apparent drug killing
Authorities Monday were still piecing together evidence from the scene of a gunbattle last month in northeastern Oregon that left one man dead, another wounded and led to the discovery of a marijuana plantation whose street value was estimated at $3 million.
But Zuniga Torres' death may have been more complicated. He had family in Toppenish, Wash., worked on a recent cherry harvest near Pasco, Wash., and had connections as far east as New Jersey, said Brauer. He apparently was an undocumented immigrant and did not have a police record or a car.
An autopsy disclosed he was hit five or six times by bullets fired by at least two gunmen, said Brauer. He apparently shot back, and a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol and at least three fallen shell casings were found near his body.
He worked on a cherry pick huh? You may remember when the cherry famers were crying about a lack of illegal aliens to hand pick their crops. (even though you can pick cherries with a machine but it leaves less stem)
Apparently in the off season our cherry pickers guard marijuana. Thank you agricultural lobby for your support of illegal aliens and the narcotics they provide.