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Officials Name 30-year-old Standoff Death; Begin Investigation

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YAKIMA, WA. -- NBC Right Now is learning more information Saturday about a police standoff in Selah on Friday that ended when officers shot and killed 30-year-old Jessie Humphrey.

The signal from a stolen iPhone led 9 officers to a group of mobile homes on Rushmore Road. Little did they know they would soon become involved in a 4-hour standoff. One that would end deadly.

Over 75 officers prepared for a dangerous battle in Selah Friday afternoon when 30-year-old Jessie Humphrey opened fire on officers. Police were on the property with a search warrant for stolen goods after a car prowl investigation in West Yakima led them there. 

With 5 people already in custody, police were approaching Humphrey's residence when he opened fire on officers. The standoff lasted well into the night with it ended abruptly.

"(Humphrey) opened fire. There were more shots exchanged," Deputy Chief John Durand said. "The suspect was shot and at this time the information I have is that he is deceased."

Saturday, thirteen investigators were on scene shifting through the hundreds of pieces of evidence left behind. Neighbors say this particular property has caused trouble before.

"There was something coming down there," Steve Baum said. "We had plenty of incidents with the Sheriff's coming down. They would increase patrols when we ran into trouble with the people."

"I'm glad they caught them," George Baum said. "I'm glad they did what they did. We was really worried about them."

Many questions remain after Jessie Humphrey's life was ended Friday in his home. Questions investigators hope to answer.

Investigators will remain on scene working around the clock for the next two days, gathering every piece of evidence.

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