Man killed at Yakima Hotel Police search for suspect
Yakima police are investigating a homicide reported Tuesday evening. Capt. Jay Seely says officers were called to the Yakima Inn at 1022 North 1st Street at 10:38 p.m. Tuesday to a shooting.
Officers found a dead man in a hotel room
When officers arrived, they found a 38-year-old man dead in one of the hotel rooms. The man, who has not been identified, was shot in the head. Officers at the scene alerted Yakima Police Department Major Crime Detectives who are currently investigating the murder. A news release says detectives collected evidence, interviewed witnesses and located video security footage of the Yakima Inn. Seely says “at this point, based on the video security footage, multiple people may have seen the shooter leaving the hotel room. Our hope is that these witnesses will come forward and help us arrest the person responsible for this homicide”,
Captain Jay Seely says they hope to identify and arrest a suspect as soon as possible
Seely says he is confident authorities will be able to identify the shooter using witnesses and security footage.
If anyone has any information about this incident, please call the Yakima Police Department at (509) 575-6200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
Police are still investigating a reported shooting east of Yakima Walmart
Yakima police are investigating a reported shooting at the Walmart in east Yakima last Thursday. Officers were called to the East Chestnut store around 4 p.m. When they arrived they found a 31-year-old man from Toppenish who had been shot several times in the neck and chest. Authorities say they believe the shooting was a case of self-defense. Police say the Toppenish man attempted to rob a family in the Walmart parking lot before being shot. The man who shot called the police and was not arrested. The investigation continues today.
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