Reckless driver shot dead after trying to elude police
YAKIMA, Wash.- A traffic stop quickly turned into a fatal shooting Friday night.
Yakima Police was alerted at 9:45 pm about a reckless driver on the road near 40th and Summitview Ave.
Yakima police and Yakima County Sheriff's found the car with no lights on in the area of 66th Ave and Century St.
Yakima police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, and moments later the driver rammed into a YPD and a YSO patrol car while trying to leave the scene.
After the driver hit the patrol cars, police say a YPD officer started shooting at the suspects car.
The 66-year old suspect died at the scene.
The YPD officer who was involved is now on paid administrative leave, and is being placed under a mandatory investigation by the Yakima Valley Special Investigative Unit.