Deptuies arrest Connell man suspected of shooting two men in Othello orchard

The Adams County Sheriff's Office arrests a Connell man suspected of shooting two men in an Othello orchard on Tuesday.

Deputies arrested 31-year-old Francisco Rizo, without incident, in Connell.

Rizo allegedly found about a verbal and physical confrontation between the victims, 39-year-old Juan Luis Rizo-Torres and 29-year-old Ruben Gonzalez-Navarette and another orchard worker.  Rizo found out about the altercation and went to the orchard, located on the 1700 block of West Bench Road, where he is suspected of confronting the two victims and shooting them both with a small caliber handgun.

Rizo fled the scene after the incident in a Chevrolet Suburban which was later located in Connell.  He's been booked into the Adams County Jail and will be charged with two counts of murder in the first degree.