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Malott man turns himself in after fatal shooting

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MALOTT — Authorities say a Malott man called police to turn himself in Thursday afternoon after shooting and killing his former brother-in-law.

Jesus Vela-Duarte, 31, told detectives he feared for himself and his family, said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers.

The victim’s name is being withheld while authorities attempt to notify his family in Mexico.

Rogers said the former brother-in-law — who lived in Okanogan County several years ago — returned to the area from California on Thursday.

“The family…

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