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YAKIMA SHERIFF’S OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE

SUBJECT: Shooting (Updated)

SYNOPSIS: On March 29, 2013 at about 1:15 p.m. the Yakima Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a subject who had been shot at a residence in Harrah. The residence is located at 21 Washington Street. Upon arrival deputies found a 26 year old male who had suffered numerous gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by ambulance to Yakima Regional Hospital. His condition is critical.

Also at the residence were several relatives. Those relatives were detained for questioning. Initial reports indicated that one of those detained had accidentally shot the victim.

The investigation is in its early stages. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information concerning this incident should contact the Yakima Sheriff’s Office at 574-2500 or,

Crime Stoppers Yakima County
1-800-222-TIPS
Text your tip to274637 plus YAKCO and your message
Submit a Web Tip to www.crimestoppersyakco.org

RELEASED BY: S. Graham

DATE/TIME: March 29, 2013 1600 hrs

UPDATE:

An 18 year old male has been arrested and booked into the Yakima County jail recommending an initial charge of First Degree Assault pending completion of the investigation.  The shooting victim is uncle to the 18 year old suspect.  It appears both of them lived in the home.  The 18 year old suspect is the person that initially called 911.  In the initial call the 18 year old reported that he had accidentally shot his uncle.  The suspect initially stated to investigators that he had accidentally shot the suspect while attempting to commit suicide.  Further investigation and interviews indicate that there was an intimate relationship taking place between the suspect and victim.  The suspect became frustrated that the victim did not want to maintain the relationship and subsequently shot the victim multiple times.  The victim is now reported to be in critical but stable condition at a Yakima hospital.

Mike Russell,
Yakima County Sheriff's Office
1822 S 1st Street
Yakima, WA 98903

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