No Clear Answers Yet in Monday Shootout in Yakima
The Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit continues to search for answers and evidence in a shooting between a suspect and Yakima Police on Monday.
THE SUSPECT REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION
41-year-old Andrew Gonzales remains in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after being shot by police and after being involved in another shooting before police arrived. Police were called to the 700 block of North First Street at about 12:20AM Monday where they found Gonzalez walking in the area bleeding from gunshot wounds. He ran to an alley with police following him and he opened fire on a patrol vehicle. Officer Dominic Dannan was struck in the ankle with a bullet and was treated at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and released on Monday.
NO CLEAR ANSWERS YET ON HOW THE SUSPECT WAS SHOT BEFORE POLICE
Investigators are trying to figure out what happened before police arrived when Gonzalez was shot during another incident. They say they don't believe Gonzales was part of a local gang and they don't believe the first shooting was gang related but they haven't yet figured out what happened during the shooting before officers arrived. The officers were called to the area for a shots fired call.
The officer remains on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete.
THE SHOOTING IS ANOTHER THAT HAS THE COMMUNITY VERY CONCERNED
The shooting is one of many that have police working overtime lately. From near fatal and fatal shootings to drive-by shootings many in the community are hoping police will come up with a plan soon to stop the violence in Yakima neighborhoods. Many running for office in the city of Yakima this year say concerns about violence come from everyone they speak with on the campaign trail.