Kennewick PD Makes Shooting Arrest

Kennewick PD makes arrest after Saturday shooting. Official release from the department is below:

On 12/29/ 13 the Kennewick Police Department took the suspect in yesterday's shooting into custody. The suspect, Tommy Avis, is currently booked in the Benton County Jail on charges of assault 1st degree.The associated vehicle, Nissan Versa, has also been located and no longer being sought.


Tommy Avis is an associate of Derrick Cady, both from Kennewick. The two were involved in a reported dispute, possibly over property. Both have previous arrest records. Avis confronted Cady on the morning of 12/28, which resulted in Cady receiving at least one gunshot wound to his leg. Avis left the scene in a 2014 Nissan Versa, which was a rental vehicle.

The vehicle was occupied by multiple people as it left the scene. The Nissan was later located unoccupied, and impounded by the Kennewick Police Department's Criminal Apprehension Team. Kennewick Police Patrol Officers located and arrested Tommy Avis the morning of 12/29.

Avis has been booked into the Benton County Jail for Assault 1st. Derrick Cady remains at Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle. Tommy Avis, is 37 years of age.

The Kennewick Police Department is still looking for Michael Eugene Land, 24 year old white male, who is a suspected accomplice to the shooting. Additionally wanted for questioning is Genesis Marie Garza, 28 year old Hispanic female. Garza currently has outstanding unrelated warrants for her arrest.

From the time of this incident the Kennewick Police Department devoted resources from both our Detective and Patrol divisions. We actively investigated and sought the arrest of the suspect, ensuring our commitment to the safety of our community.

As a direct result of this incident the following people were arrested and booked into jail on unrelated charges.Cathy Pamela Kelly, 44 year old female.Russell Allen Hawkinson, 25 year old male.Samuel James Crosland, 32 year old male