NEAR TOPPENISH--For the third time in the past nine months, someone fired shots at a Yakima County Sheriff's Office deputy.
Shortly after midnight Saturday, a deputy responded to a call on the 200 block of Willowtree Lane just outside of Toppenish. The deputy found a suspicious vehicle slowly circling the block. When he tried to stop the car, two people leaned out of the car and began shooting at him.
The deputy, whose name was not released, swerved away from the bullets while the suspect car sped off. Suspects continued firing rounds as the car drove away.
Near 1:00 a.m. Saturday, police found the suspect car on Harrah Road. Police believe the suspects set fire to the car and left. Deputies say the car was a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu registered out of Toppenish.
The deputy was not hit by any of the shots. The Sheriff's Office did not say how many shots were fired; they are still investigating the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call YSO at 509-574-2500.