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Fairview standoff suspect was wanted for shooting at bail bondsmen in Yakima

Joshua Weber (Yakima Police Department)

A man wanted for shooting at two bail bondsmen in Yakima, Wash. earlier this month has been identified as the suspect in a hours-long standoff in Fairview Thursday.

According to court documents, 22-year-old Joshua Weber shot at the bondsmen on Monday, Dec. 11 at his Yakima home. The pair was trying to get Weber into custody on a bail forfeiture and misdemeanor warrant for his arrest.

After Weber refused to exit his house, one of the bail bondsmen tried to get inside by breaking a window. Weber is accused of firing several rounds from a semi-automatic handgun.

Luckily, neither of the men was struck.

Weber was spotted by Multnomah County Sheriff's deputies late Thursday morning. After several hours of searching for him, a SWAT team and deputies tracked him down to a home in the area of 6th and Lincoln.

Deputies communicated with Weber, and then heard a gunshot from inside the home.

After the gunshot was heard, deputies were still able to talk to Weber. When they went inside the home, they found Weber was injured. He was hospitalized with unknown injuries.

No one else was injured.

Deputies are assuming Weber shot himself, but detectives will still need to determine what happened.


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