Kennewick police have now released the name and photo of a suspect they believe is responsible for the fatal shooting of a man on Sunday, near the Red Lion Hotel.

31-year-old Devan Thompson from Everett is sought by authorities in connection with the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Hakim Ward. Ward died at an area hospital after being found across Columbia Center Boulevard from the hotel.

Thompson is believed to have fled the scene in that Silver 2016 Nissan Rogue, with license plate BJZ 5180. Anyone with any information is urged to call (509)-628-0333. All leads can be confidential.

According to sources, a friend had taken Ward across the street  to the parking lot near the Payless Shoe Store in the Target parking lot after the shooting. Police say the incident and shooting was not random. Thompson is also believed to be wanted for illegal weapons possession by a felon.

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