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Suspect in Quincy police chase involving three other agencies Monday night has died at the hospital



— Quincy, WA


A suspect that lead Quincy PD, MLPD, Grant County Sheriff Officers, and WSP Officers on a non high speed police chase Monday night in Grant County has died at the Quincy Valley Medical Center following his arrest.


Just after 9:00pm Quincy police had attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, identified as 29 year old Quincy resident Marcos Avalos-Barrera, failed to stop and led officers on a chase around Quincy for more than an hour.

At about 10:15 p.m. Avalos-Barrera stopped his vehicle and was taken into custody after leading Grant County Sheriff deputies, Moses Lake police and Washington State troopers had joined the pursuit.



Shortly after being placed into custody, Avalos-Barrera told police he was not feeling well. Officials then took Avolos-Barrera to the Quincy Valley Hospital just before 10:30 p.m. pst. Officers were granted a search warrant for the suspect’s blood as it was believed he was impaired.


While at the hospital, Avalos-Barrera’s condition declined rapidly and he passed away despite life-saving efforts by medical staff, according to Reinfeld.


The in-custody death portion of the incident is being investigated by the North Central Washington’s Special Investigation Unit, a multi-jurisdictional team out of Wenatchee. The investigation unit was requested by the Quincy Police Department as all large agencies in Grant County including the ML Police Department were directly involved with the chase.

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