Yakima police looking for man who shot at bail recovery agents
YAKIMA, Wash. - Police say they are looking for a wanted man who shot at two bail recovery agents.
Joshua Weber, 22, is considered armed and dangerous and his location is unknown according to reports from the Yakima Police Department.
Weber pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the victims in his home at 1509 Fairbanks Avenue, Monday.
The agents, who are contracted by Rick's Bail Bonds, were trying to arrest Weber on a bail forfeiture and a misdemeanor warrant.
After Weber refused to leave with the agents, one blocked a window to prevent him from escaping. Then Weber fired to shots at the agent who was blocking the window.
The two agents then hid behind a fence in the front yard, upon which Weber fired three more shots. They told police they feared for their lives in the incident.
Reports said investigators found bullet holes in the wall near the window the agent had been blocking. Investigators collected more evidence while searching the house.
Yakima County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for helpful information in Weber's arrest.
Police are asking anyone with tips on his whereabouts to call 9-1-1 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-248-9980 or online.
Tips to Crime Stoppers can be reported anonymously and could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000.