Teenager Accused of Shooting Sheriff Deputy Faces $2 Million Bail and Attempted Murder Charges
YAKIMA, Wash.- The teenager accused of shooting a Sheriff's Deputy was in court for his arraignment Thursday. Sixteen-year-old Jacob Almaguer is being charged with attempted murder.
Sunnyside Police say Almaguer shot deputy Bobby Miranda near Outlook late Monday night when Miranda and another deputy responded to a call of a drive by shooting.
Yakima County Prosecutor Jim Hagarty says situations like this have very serious consequences.
"We just can't tolerate that this takes it beyond what we had before which was a simple gang problem we now have people who are shooting at police so the public danger if they're going to shoot at police officers they're going to have no qualms about shooting the public," said Jim Hagarty.
The Yakima County judge set bail at $2 million for Almaguer. The county prosecutor says they will be asking the maximum punishment. Almaguer is expected to be in court again on August 20th.