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Police Arrest 15-Year-Old Suspect In Yakima Shooting

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UPDATE/YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with a fatal shooting Thursday evening.

Police say the boy was found and arrested by members of the Violent Crimes Task Force and Yakima Police Gang Unit at a residence in East Yakima on the 1800 block of Wilson Lane.

The boy is accused of shooting and killing 22-year-old Anthony Yocom Thursday night around 5:30pm on the 700 block of West Mead Avenue.

The boy has been booked into the Yakima County Juvenile Detention Center. Police are still looking other evidence and the shooting is still under investigation.


YAKIMA, Wash.-- Police are still looking for the teenage suspect who they say shot and killed a Yakima man last night.

Police said 22-year-old Anthony Yocom was taken to a local hospital after the shooting, and died during surgery.

The suspect is a 15-year-old boy who started arguing with Yocom before shots were fired.

Police said they are working hard to find the suspect, and they hope to track him down as soon as possible.

"We are pretty confident we will have him in custody sooner than later," said Yakima Police Captain, Rod Light.

The Yakima coroner performed an autopsy earlier this morning to determine how Yocom died, the coroner said it was a single gunshot wound to the chest that killed Yocom.

The shooting happened around 5:30 last night on the corner of 7th Avenue and Mead.