Saturday night shooting in East Kennewick leaves 18-year-old dead

The Benton County Sheriff’s Department says the situation is very “fluid” right now.

These images show the areas where the woman was found (Downtown Kennewick) as well as Chemical Drive and Cable Bridge, which are believed to be part of the incident area.

Fatal shooting kills young woman

Benton County Sheriff Lt. Jason Erickson released a statement Monday morning regarding a fatal Saturday night shooting in East Kennewick.

According to Erickson, at around 11:42 p.m., the regional dispatch center received a call about a shooting, which resulted from an altercation between the occupants of two vehicles. The BCSO statement says one vehicle stopped in the middle of the road, the other headed north towards the cable bridge on SR 397-Chemical Drive.

Then five minutes later, at 11:47 p.m., the dispatcher received another report, according to the BCSO:

(dispatch)..received a report of a female victim who was shot while inside a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped in the area of ​​1st Ave and St. Benton. The victim was later identified as Jatzivy, 18. Sarabia. Lifesaving measures were taken on Sarabia, unfortunately she succumbed to her injuries and passed away.”

There are not-confirmed reports indicating the incident, some of the shootings may have occurred near the area of ​​SR 397 and East 3rd. Av.

According to Erickson’s statement:

“This investigation is in its early stages and the information is very fluid. Detectives from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office are working with the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab to process multiple scenes.”

Anyone who may have information is asked to call (509)-628-0333. All leads can be confidential.

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