21-year-old Grant County man suspected of shooting father in the head


ROYAL CITY, Wash.-- Grant County Sheriff's deputies responded to a homicide investigation in Royal City on Wednesday morning as police believe a man was shot by one of his sons.

Detectives were called out to a home in the 400 block of Juniper Circle around 1:30 a.m. where they found Jesus Torres Flores, 58, dead inside a car in the driveway.

Police arrested his son Jonathan Torres, 21, as a suspect in this case.

Detectives said Jonathan Torres shot his father in the head while he was riding in the back seat of a vehicle driven by his mother, with Jesus Torres Flores riding in the front passenger seat.

The car was somewhere near O'Sullivan Reservoir at the time of the fatal shooting, then the mother drove to their home in Royal City where 911 was called.

According to reports, Jonathan Torres and his brother Jesus were recently identified as being involved in a shooting in Royal City on November 14 which injured one person. Police said Jesus turned himself in to investigators, but Jonathan had been on the run from authorities since then.

Jonathan Torres is now lodged in the Grant County Jail on a first-degree murder charge.

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing.

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