Remember hearing about two suspects who fled after shooting at a Washington State Patrol trooper?

Those suspects are now behind bars.

State Patrol officials have announced that they have arrested two men believed to be responsible for opening fire on a trooper Monday.

The two men have been booked into the Yakima County Jail on charges of first-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Officials identified the suspects as 18-year-old Manuel J. Aviles of Mabton and 39-year-old Felipe Cortes-Barajas of Grandview.

The men were arrested Thursday morning in Adams County by members of the WSP SWAT team.


WSP detectives are continuing their investigation into the incident. The WSP wants to thank the public for providing information that was essential in capturing these two armed and dangerous men. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the WSP tip line at 509 249 6700.
The WSP would like to thank the partnering law enforcement agencies who assisted in this investigation.