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Originally published Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 12:28 PM

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Yakima police officer shoots, kills man

A Yakima police spokesman says an officer checking on a suspicious vehicle early Saturday shot and killed a 23-year-old man.


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YAKIMA, Wash. —

A Yakima police spokesman says an officer checking on a suspicious vehicle early Saturday shot and killed a 23-year-old man.

Sgt. Tim Bardwell says the officer was checking on a car parked at a car wash at about 3 a.m. He says during the police contact the officer shot the man, who was the only one in the car.

Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins tells the Yakima Herald-Republic (http://is.gd/mBXwf0r ) an autopsy is planned Monday.

The officer has been on the force for 14 months.

Detectives are investigating.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com



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