Suspect named in Moses Lake homicide of Juan Michael Gonzalez, Jr


Suspect named in Moses Lake homicide, $500 for info leading to suspect’s arrest

MOSES LAKE, Wash. – Margarito Leyva, age 26, 5’ 06” tall, 170 lbs. of Moses Lake. Wanted by Grant County Sheriff for homicide. Armed and dangerous.

The Sheriff’s Office is offering a $500 reward to the first person to provide information which leads to Leyva’s arrest.

Leyva is the suspect in the homicide of Juan Michael “Johnny” Gonzalez, Jr. of Spokane. Gonzalez died early Sept. 5 at Providence-Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after being flown there the previous evening after being shot in the chest at the College Apartments on Grape Drive in Moses Lake.

Anyone who knows where Leyva may be should call the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160, or send information to Reference case number 15GS10835. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Kyle Foreman
Public Information Officer

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