Sunnyside Officer Shot in 2022 is Back On The Job
A Sunnyside Police Officer who was shot in an incident in October of last year is back on the job Today. Officer Javier Arredondo returned to his patrol job this week. Sunnyside officials say he's worked hard to get back on the job over the last several months.
THE MAN WHO SHOT THE OFFICER IS IN THE YAKIMA COUNTY JAIL
The man arrested for shooting Arredondo faces a charge of first-degree assault in Yakima County Superior Court. 43-year-old Alejandro Mario Palomarez of Sunnyside is being held in the Yakima County jail. Authorities say he's also charged with a firearms enhancement and an aggravating factor in the shooting both of which could mean more time behind bars if he's convicted at trial.
THE OFFICER WAS SHOT AFTER RESPONDING TO A CALL IN SUNNYSIDE
Sunnyside Police say Palomarez shot Officer Arredondo after police received a call of shots fired at a home in the 1400 block of South Eighth Street in Sunnyside on October 10 of last year. When officers arrived they found Palomarez shooting a gun inside his home and out into the street. As Arrendondo and other officers arrived bullets were flying and they took cover. However one of the bullets struck Officer Arredondo in the neck. He was taken to a Sunnyside hospital then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he was treated for the neck injury.
Now Officer Arrendondo is back on the job working to keep the residents of Sunnyside safe.
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