Yakima police kill suspect after convenience store robbery
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected of robbing a Yakima convenience store was shot and killed by Yakima police officers.
The Yakima Herald reports police shot the man late Monday night.
The Yakima Police Department says officers responding to a reported armed robbery located a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle involved and tried to stop it.
Police say the man fled and led officers to U.S. Highway 12 with the suspect shooting at police vehicles.
Police say the armed man exited his car after crashing into a telephone pole in the Tieton area. Police say he confronted officers Mark McKinney and Travis Shephard, who fired at him.
Aid was given, police say, but the man died at the scene.
The officers are on leave while the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office investigates.