Yakima County police chase ends with suspect in hospital, others arrested

Yakima County police chase ends with suspect in hospital, others arrested

WAPATO, Wash. - A suspect is undergoing surgery after a chase with the police leads to a shooting.

According to Yakima County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) reports, suspects in a vehicle shot at a house at the 300 block of Old McCoy Road around 1:27 p.m., Monday.

The resident reported the gunshot and police spotted the vehicle fleeing the area.

Law enforcement officers were pursuing the vehicle when one of the suspects, 25-year-old Raymond Guerrero-Garcia, from the Toppenish area, exited the vehicle with a gun at the 200 block of S. Camas Avenue, according to police.

YCSO deputies and a Yakama Nation Tribal police officer chased Guerrero-Garcia on foot.

Police said the suspect ran into a local wrecking yard and pointed a handgun at the officers. One of the officers then shot Guerrero-Garcia.

Police called for medics and the suspect was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery, officials said.

According to YCSO reports, the vehicle continued to flee until crashing near the N. Camas and Donald-Wapato Road intersection, where officials arrested other suspects.

The deputy with the Yakima County sheriff's office has been placed on administrative leave as part of procedure when a deputy involved shooting occurs.

Guerrero-Garcia was admitted to Memorial then later transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he remains in critical condition.

UPDATE Authorities at Harborview confirmed to Action News that Guerrero-Garcia was released from the hospital June 20, 2017.

The Yakima Police Department continues to investigate the incident.

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