Bad Day For A Bad Guy Shot By Someone Then Shot By Police
A shooting reported early Monday that injured a Yakima Officer is now being investigated by the Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit which is made up of officers from different police departments in the valley.
POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT HAD BEEN SHOT BEFORE THEY ARRIVED
Police have yet to identify the officer who was shot in the ankle or lower leg during an exchange of gunfire in a Yakima alleyway. Police say the suspect, who hasn't been identified continues to be treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The officer was treated and released from Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Authorities say the suspect was shot before police arrived in response to shots fired in the area. So police say they're not sure which injuries came from them or a previous shooting.
OFFICER WAS TREATED AND RELEASED THE SUSPECT STILL CRITICAL
Officers were first called at about 12:20AM Monday to the area of North 2nd Street and F Street for a report of shots fired in the area. When they arrived they located a man who ran from police to a nearby alleyway. When police followed the man into the alleyway the man opened fire on a patrol vehicle striking the officer in the lower leg or ankle. The suspect was taken into custody after being shot by police numerous times in the head and body. He was taken to a Yakima hospital then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The suspect was in critical condition with serious injuries Monday. The investigation by the Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit continues Today.
The officer involved in the shooting remains on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues Today.