Police Identify officer and Suspect Involved in Yakima Shootout
Yakima Police have identified the officer who was injured in a shooting Monday as Officer D. Dannan as the investigation continues.
POLICE DON'T BELIEVE THE SUSPECT WAS A GANG MEMBER
Capt. Jay Seely only says the officer was shot in the lower leg and has been released from the hospital. Seely says the suspect, identified as 41-year-old Andrew Gonzalez of Yakima remains in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after being shot multiple times. He says the Gonzalez had been shot before police were called to the scene early Monday morning so they're still not sure which injuries were from police and which were from a previous shooting. They say they don't believe he was a member of a local gang. Since Gonzalez was unable to speak to officers his tattoos helped them identify him.
THE OFFICER REMAINS ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE
The Officer involved in the shooting is now on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete and the prosecutor rules the officer was justified in the shooting of Gonzalez.
POLICE RESPONDED TO THE AREA FOR A SHOTS FIRED CALL
Police were called to the area of North 2nd Street and F Street at about 12:20AM Monday for a report of shots fired. When they arrived they found Andrew Gonzalez bleeding from being involved in shooting before police arrived. But Gonzalez ran to a nearby alleyway and opened fire on a patrol vehicle hitting the officer in the leg. The officer fired back and hit Gonzalez who was then taken into custody and transferred from a Yakima hospital to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he remains in critical condition today by members of the Yakima Valley Special Investigative Unit.
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