YAKIMA — A Yakima police spokesman says an officer checking on a suspicious vehicle early Saturday shot and killed a 23-year-old man.
Sgt. Tim Bardwell says the officer was checking on a car parked at a car wash at about 3 a.m. He says during the police contact the officer shot the man, who was the only one in the car.
Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins told the Yakima Herald-Republic that an autopsy is planned Monday.
The officer has been on the force for 14 months.
Detectives are investigating.