Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit investigate an Officer involved shooting incident in Yakima

Yakima Wa- Detectives with the Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit (YVSIU) are investigating an Officer involved Shooting incident that occurred in the city of Yakima.

A 30 year-old Yakima man is in serious condition at Seattle Harborview for gunshot wounds following the incident, which occurred on 05/30/22 at approximately 2357 hrs.

Yakima Police Officers located an occupied stolen vehicle in the 1200 block of N 1st st. Upon contact, the driver of the vehicle armed with a firearm fled police. A foot pursuit ensued where the subject fired at police. Officers returned fire discharging their duty weapons striking the subject several times.  Immediately following the incident, Officer rendered lifesaving first aid efforts and summons addition aid.

No Officers were injured during the incident.

The investigation is being conducted by the Yakima Valley Special Investigative Unit (YVSIU) YVSIU is a team of supervisors, investigators, crime scene investigators and evidence technicians from various Yakima County law enforcement agencies and Washington State Patrol. YVSIU responds to and provides independent investigations of police use of force incidents. The team includes civilian community members who observe the criminal investigation and related processes, per the Law Enforcement Training and Community Safety Act (LETSCA). When the YVSIU investigation is complete, the results will be forwarded to the Yakima County Prosecutors Office for review.

The investigation in ongoing. The names of the involved Officers are not being released at this time. Anyone with information related to this incident are asked to contact the YVSIU members below.

Lt. Stace McKinley                                  Sgt. Rob Layman

Union Gap Police Dept                            Sunnyside Police Dept

509-248-0430                                            509-836-6200