Man suspected of Nampa Walgreens murder denied bail
NAMPA, Idaho (KBOI) -- The 28-year-old Nampa resident who police say shot and killed a man in a Walgreens parking lot over the weekend has been denied bail.
James Whitewater made his initial court appearance Tuesday in Canyon County court, charged with first degree murder. A judge denied Whitewater a chance at posting bail.
Two other suspects related to the case, Natalie Whitewater and Wayne Canaday, who, along with Whitewater, were found Monday night, also had their first court appearance. The two have been charged with aiding and abetting aggravated battery.
A judge set their bail at $1 million.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired at the Walgreens on 12th Avenue and 7th Street South shortly after 2:40 a.m. Sunday. Police say 26-year-old Pedro Martin Jr. suffered a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital, but later died.
Officers have also arrested Allison Yancey on charges of aiding and abetting aggravated battery and Joshua Wasserburger, 26, on charges of aiding and abetting first degree murder.
Police say all five got into some kind of altercation earlier with Pedro Martin Jr. Sunday before the shooting. "Friends, at one point that turned into an altercation over a young lady earlier that day," Sgt. Joe Ramirez of Nampa police said.
Nampa police say Wasserburger is already in the Canyon County Jail on charges from an unrelated warrant.