Officer shot, wounded in Yakima; suspect surrenders
YAKIMA, Wash. — A female Department of Corrections officer serving on a violent crimes task force has been shot while trying to serve a warrant at a home in Yakima, and police say the suspect has surrendered.
Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay says the officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries and has been taken to a Yakima hospital.
Yakima Police spokesman Mike Bastinelli says the shooting happened sometime after 1 p.m. Thursday. Shots came from a home after members of the task force approached the front door.
A SWAT team surrounded the home after the shooting, and the man inside surrendered.
Bastinelli said he didn’t immediately know whom the task force had been looking for or why.
The task force comprises representatives of several agencies, including the Yakima Police Department and the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.