Drug suspect shot during arrest at Home Depot

UNION GAP, Wash. — A suspect attempting to flee arrest during a drug bust was shot multiple times in the parking lot of the Home Depot store on South First Street, according to police.

The man was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. A second man was taken into custody.

Yakima police Capt. Rod Light said a federal Drug Enforcement Administration task force conducted a drug buy and was attempting to arrest the suspect when he tried to flee.

The suspect, driving a white minivan, rammed several vehicles before an officer shot him, Light said.

None of the five or six officers involved in the operation was injured.

The shooting about 1:30 p.m. occurred in that portion of the Home Depot parking lot between the Taco Time and Burger King restaurants on South First Street.

Light referred all other questions to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.


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