Gang Member Pleads Not Guilty In Toppenish Shooting



A gang member pleads not guilty this afternoon to the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy two weeks ago.

18-year-old David Chavez of Toppenish faces charges of second degree murder and first degree assault after allegedly shooting Jose Rodriguez in the head in Toppenish.

Rodriguez was taken to Seattle's Harborview Mmedical Center, where he died.

Police say Chavez was released from the Toppenish City Jail just an hour before the shooting.

Chavez will return to court on November 8th.