On March 3, 2012 at approximately 11:30 PM The Moxee Police Department and officer’s from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office and Yakima Police Department were sent to initial reports of a fight in the 200 block of W. Moxee Ave. Additional information reported gun shots fired and a stabbing victim was near the scene.
Officers located a 24-year-old male stabbing victim at the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
Officers were able to identify a 20 year old male from the Wapato area as the suspect. His name is Christian Salvador Cervantes. Several officers attempted to locate the suspect but as of this time he is still on the run and considered armed and dangerous.
Although some of the people involved have gang ties the motive remains under investigation.
Anyone with information about the murder or Cervantes’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Moxee Police Department at (509)575-8850 or call 911.