Yakima Police ID Victim in Home Intrusion Shooting
Yakima Police have released the identity of a man killed at a home on East Beech Street on Sunday as 29-year-old Agustin Tello of Yakima. Authorities say Tello was shot dead after he reportedly knocked on the door of the home carrying a gun.
Police say Tello arrived at the home with a firearm before he was shot dead
Police say a fight started between the Tello and the two men in the home. One of the men grabbed a gun and shot Tello who died in the back yard of the home. Police interviewed the two men in the home and they were released without being arrested. The investigation continues into that shooting as well as the other shooting at the Randall dog park also reported on Sunday.
The second shooting on Sunday happened a the Yakima dog park
In that shooting 22-year-old Daniel Ortega was at the park reportedly acting erractially and harassing a 28-year-old man and his son. The man asked Ortega to stop. A press release says "after attempts to verbally de-escalate the incident failed, the child’s father, a 28-year-old Yakima man, discharged his legally owned firearm in defense of himself and his child." Ortega died after the shooting.
Could there be arrests in the future? It's possible
When the investigations are complete the reports will be forwarded to the Yakima County Prosecutors Office. Prosecutor Joe Brusic will decide whether or not the shootings were justified. He must legally determine if the shooters in both incidents felt like they had to take action to protect themselves or others from being injured or killed. Brusic won't say how long it may take him to make determinations in both cases. He says he's working closely with police in both investigations.
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