Yakima police officer shoots, kills man

  • Sat Jan 4th, 2014 4:48pm
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Associated Press

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.