Man dies, woman in­jured in shoot­ing; two charged

Tri-City Herald - - Front Page - BY AN­NETTE CARY AND CAMERON PROBERT [email protected]­i­ty­her­ald.com [email protected]­i­ty­her­ald.com

A Pasco man is ac­cused of killing an­other man Thurs­day by shoot­ing him in the throat and then fir­ing three shots at close range at a woman.

An­thony Delinio Hamil­ton, 29, ap­peared in Franklin County Su­pe­rior Court on Fri­day, and Judge Alex Ek­strom ruled there was enough ev­i­dence to con­tinue to hold Hamil­ton and his al­leged ac­com­plice in the shoot­ing.

Hamil­ton is be­ing held on sus­pi­cion of first-de­gree mur­der for al­legedly shoot­ing Javier J. Flores, 29, and at­tempted first­de­gree mur­der for al­legedly shoot­ing Briselda Car­razco, 30, both at a Pasco home.

At least one of the three shots hit Car­razco, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Jerry Dean Porter, 30, of Pasco, also was at the house at 3204 W. Yakima St., when Flores and Car­razco were shot, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments. He’s also be­ing held on sus­pi­cion of first­de­gree mur­der.

The events lead­ing up to the shoot­ing started Wed­nes­day or Thurs­day, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Porter sent Ber­toldo Bus­tos, who lived at the home, a Face­book mes­sage ask­ing about Flores, in­ves­ti­ga­tors said. Porter said in the mes­sage that Flores and some­one named “Vic­tor” owed him a com­bined $1,000, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Porter re­fused to tell in­ves­ti­ga­tors why he was owed the money.

On Thurs­day af­ter­noon, Porter twice went to Bus­tos’ house, find­ing Flores and Car­razco there dur­ing his sec­ond visit.

About an hour after Porter ar­rived, Hamil­ton also came to the house. ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Hamil­ton asked where Vic­tor was. Car­razco said he was at a lo­cal mo­tel.

“Hamil­ton stated that he could not wait any longer and burst into Bus­tos’ bed­room, and said he was tired of Mex­i­cans,” ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Hamil­ton ar­gued with Flores, who said he just got out of jail and didn’t know where Vic­tor was.

“At this point Hamil­ton pulled out a hand­gun from his left side and pro­ceeded to shoot Flores point plank in the throat,” ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Porter fled the house, but Hamil­ton turned as he was leav­ing and fired three times at Car­razco, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Bus­tos called dis­patch, and dis­patch­ers could hear some­one yelling “I’m go­ing to die” and “my leg hurts.”

Flores died be­fore medics got him to a hos­pi­tal.

Car­razco was taken Kadlec Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Rich­land, ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports.

Po­lice went to Hamil­ton’s home at 1820 W. Nixon St., sur­round­ing it. As they waited for a search war­rant, they spot­ted Porter walk­ing near the home. Porter and Hamil­ton gave the same ad­dress, ac­cord­ing to jail records.

Of­fi­cers ar­rested Porter, then Hamil­ton sur­ren­dered.

In a po­lice in­ter­view, Porter said he had gone to the home to visit his cousin, Thomas Jen­nings, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments. He said he didn’t see Flores.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors said Porter and Hamil­ton spent time to­gether and were charged in a March as­sault. Hamil­ton al­legedly drew a 9-mm pis­tol and fired at a woman in Pasco’s Sa­ca­jawea Apart­ments at 407 N. Fourth Ave.

Prose­cu­tors dis­missed charges against Porter, but not Hamil­ton.

Porter also was ar­rested in 2015 dur­ing a na­tion­wide hu­man traf­fick­ing sting, where he was ac­cused of be­ing a pimp for three women work­ing out of a Tri-City mo­tel. The charge later was dropped.

Porter had been in jail re­cently in con­nec­tion with a drug charge.

The Franklin County Pros­e­cu­tor’s Of­fice has un­til Tues­day af­ter­noon to file charges.

The judge set bail at $ 750,000 for Hamil­ton and $500,000 for Porter.

Jerry D. Porter

An­thony D. Hamil­ton

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