Yakima Police

Teenager Arrested After Fatal Shooting in Downtown Yakima
Police say a 15-year-old boy is under arrest after a fatal shooting in downtown Yakima on Tuesday. The 29-year-old male victim was shot multiple times at South 4th Street and Chestnut Avenue just before 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. The 15-year-old suspect was booked into the juvenile detention center for firs…
Yakima Man Shot in a Leg by a Rivial Gang
Almost a half dozen gang related shootings this month in Yakima and so far police say they have received very little cooperation and no arrests. The latest happened early Sunday morning when a 32-year-old Yakima man was shot in a leg. Authorities say they found the man just after midnight on the fiv…
Yakima Police Gang Unit to Add More Officers
The Yakima Police gang unit is set to double in size, thanks to a increase in city tax revenue. Five officers are in the unit, they work a five day rotation. City Manager Tony O'Rourke and Police Chief Dominic Rizzi, Jr. want to double its size...
Yakima Officer Involved in a Shooting — One Dead
A man is dead in what Yakima police are calling an officer-involved shooting. The victim has been identified as 55-year-old Joseph Ricard of Yakima. The incident started in a Lewis County hotel room Tuesday. A cleaning crew at the Cowlitz River Lodge found a large amount of blood in one of the rooms…
Yakima Police and Community Involvement to Tackle Gang Problem
Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi, Jr. is determined to get a handle on the area's gang problem. The chief says at this point, the area's gang problem, when compared to other cities is in its infancy. But he says it will grow in the next five years if Yakima does not take quick action…
Two Brothers Struck by Car, Driver Arrested
Two brothers, ages 10 and 11 remain in the hospital today after being struck by a car at the intersection of King Street and Rock Avenue around 8:30 Monday morning. Yakima Police Captain Rod Light says the driver, identified as 32-year-old Benjamin McKenzie was under the influence of drugs and was t…
Shooting Incident Leave Two With Life Treatening Injuries
Yakima Police officers responded to the Safeway store on N. 5th Ave at about 7:30 last night after a report of shots fired. After arriving 2 18 year old victims were found shot in front of the store in the parking lot. Both men had been shot in the abdomen and torso area, and one of the male victims…
Police May Never Know How a 15 Year Old Was Shot
Yakima police say they may never know what how a 15 year old was shot in the chest Sunday while standing in front of a home in the 8 hundred block of North Naches Avenue. The teen is listed in satisfactory condition at Harborview medical center in Seattle...
Yakima Police: Teen May Have Shot Himself
Yakima Police detectives are trying to figure out how a 15 year old was shot on Sunday in Yakima. The teen is being treated at Harborview medical center today...Capt. Rod Light says the teen claims he was shot in the chest in a drive by shooting in the 8 hundred block of North Naches Avenue early Su…

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