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UPDATE: Sunnyside Police Identify Man Killed in Officer Involved Shooting

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SUNNYSIDE, Wash. - Sunnyside police have identified the man who died in the officer involved shooting.

Officers say 27-year-old Ramon Ayala of Outlook had been firing shots near Harrison and Tacoma on Wednesday night. 

Police say when they arrived and told Ayala to drop the gun, he didn't, and instead turned the gun towards the officer. The officer responded by shooting.

Paramedics took Ayala to Sunnyside Community Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead shortly after.

Police blocked off the area and contacted the Washington State Patrol to continue with the investigation, which is the police department's policy whenever an officer is involved in a shooting. 

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SUNNYSIDE, Wash. - The Yakima County Coroner says a man shot by Sunnyside Police Wednesday afternoon has died from his injuries.

Police say they were forced to shoot the man outside the TW Mini Market. Neighbors say the man had shot at store windows and was firing into the air.

We are working to get more information, and will bring it to you as it becomes available.

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