Fourth subject arrested in East Wenatchee gunfire ambush

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WATERVILLE — A 19-year-old Wenatchee man was jailed Friday in the June 5 shooting that injured an East Wenatchee victim, becoming the fourth suspect in what police call a gang-related attempted murder.

Gustavo Angel Pina Gaona was booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center just after 4 p.m., on suspicion of acting as an accomplice to three counts of second-degree attempted murder. East Wenatchee police say Jorge Reyes, 25, of Wenatchee was the ringleader of the shooting, enlisting at least two other adult suspects and one juvenile.

Investigators say Pina Gaona was present at the shooting in the area of Ninth and Baker streets, and after the incident helped hide the firearm allegedly used by Reyes, and later tried to retrieve it from its hiding place.

The shooting occurred at midday on June 5, when Reyes and others allegedly staked out a home and opened fire when the victim returned to the house. One man was wounded in the attack as the car he was riding in sped away from the assault. Police said the attack arose from a previous assault June 2, in which a teenage victim was attacked and robbed.

Reyes remains held in the Okanogan County Jail on $500,000 bond, charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and unlawful firearm possession. Other suspects named include Armando Valdez-Godina, 35, charged with three counts of complicity to assault plus unlawful firearm possession; and Angel Eduardo Montes, a Wenatchee 16-year-old charged as an adult with first-degree assault and unlawful firearm possession.