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Man shot in Home Depot parking lot

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- A shooting involving Yakima Police officers and DEA agents in the parking lot of The Home Depot on South First Street in Yakima, sends one man to the hospital.

DEA agents and Yakima police were conducting an undercover drug buy. After agents bought the drugs, the suspect tried to escape in a white mini van and tried to ram law enforcement officers with it.
 
Those agents fired several shots at the suspect, hitting him.
 
He was transported to a local hospital and is said to be in stable condition.

It was a busy day at The Home Depot, with a lot of people around, but police say it's not uncommon to do these busts in public places.

"It provides an opportunity for a number of officers to be in the area, conduct counter-surveillance at the time the operation is going down. So it's really not uncommon at all," Capt. Rod Light with the Yakima Police Dept.

Luckily, no YPD officers or DEA agents were hurt during the drug bust.

One other suspect who was involved in the deal was arrested.
    
A pretty big portion of The Home Depot parking lot was blocked off while investigators put the pieces together.

We'll continue to follow this story, and bring you updates as they become available.     

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