QUINCY — Acting on a tip from the public, police surrounded a Quincy residence Thursday evening and arrested a man wanted for attempted murder.
Arnoldo Mendoza, 20, was arrested without incident, said Kyle Foreman, a spokesman for the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, first-degree assault and first-degree robbery.
The attempted murder and assault charges stem from the shooting July 19 of Luis Murillo, 23, in a blueberry orchard west of Quincy. Murillo was treated at Central Washington Hospital but is no longer a patient there.
The robbery charge stems from the taking of a pickup truck that Mendoza used to flee the shooting scene, Foreman said.
Officers surrounded a house in the 10 block of Mountain View Drive about 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Foreman said officers used a loudspeaker to call Mendoza out of the house. Mendoza came out with his hands in the air.
Involved in the arrest were sheriff’s deputies, Quincy police, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Moses Lake Regional Tactical Response Team.
Foreman said detectives were trying to determine the relationship between Mendoza and the occupant of the home. They also did not know a motive for the shooting.