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Sheriff Mike Morrison reports upon further investigation, Chelan County Detectives have identified the victim and suspect involved in the shooting that occurred 5/17/24 on Stayman Flats Road. Detectives discovered that 49-year-old Luis Rojas-Resendiz had confronted 40-year-old Filiberto Valasco Lopez over a dispute involving a female. 

According to witness statements and evidence recovered on scene, Valasco-Lopez and the female were traveling in the same vehicle to work when Rojas-Resendiz stopped them at Stayman Flats Road near Summer Camp Road. At that point Rojas-Resendiz targeted Valasco-Lopez with gunfire. Valasco-Lopez suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was seriously wounded.

Valasco-Lopez and the female fled in the car northbound on Stayman Flats Road to get away. Rojas-Resendiz followed them and then forced the victim’s vehicle off the road near milepost 3 on Stayman Flats Road.  Rojas-Resendiz stepped from his vehicle and shot Valasco-Lopez again. Rojas-Resendiz walked a short distance away and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Smith arrived on scene and immediately provided lifesaving trauma aid to Valasco-Lopez. This included the application of four chest seals. Valasco-Lopez was transported via ambulance to Central Washington Hospital and then flown to Harbor View in critical condition.  As of 05/30/2024, his condition was upgraded to stable.   

The female was not injured during the incident.