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Two in custody after man shoots at deputy in Toppenish

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TOPPENISH, WA- Two men are is custody after a shooing in Toppenish Sunday.

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in the 200 block of Robbins Rd, Toppenish. The incident quickly escalated to a verbal altercation with the involved parties. The deputy arrived and started to investigate the call and calm the situation. While conducting the investigation an unknown subject(s) discharged 8-10 shots from an unknown firearm in the direction of the investigating deputy.

No law enforcement personnel were injured during this event. Units from surrounding agencies, Washington State Patrol, Yakama Nation Tribal PD, Toppenish PD and Zillah PD, responded to the mutual aid request. A Yakama Nation Tribal PD officer arrived first to assist the lone deputy. The deputy and the Tribal Officer encountered a male subject that refused to follow commands. While attempting to detain the male a second male assaulted the Tribal Officer. Both male subjects were taken into custody and the scene was secured, to include blocking the roadway and evacuating nearby residence to ensure the safety of our community/citizens.

A search warrant was obtained on the residence that the shots were fired from. Based on the potential threats from inside the residence the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Yakima PD and the use of their armored vehicle. The search warrant was executed, and no further suspects were located. During the investigation evidential items were recovered that were related to the investigation. Both male subjects were arrested on charges related to the investigation and booked in the Yakima County Jail. The initial investigation of the unwanted subject was completed with no criminal acts being reported.

The motivation and intent of the shots being discharged are still under investigation. The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the agencies that assisted in this high-risk incident, Yakima PD, Washington State Patrol, Yakama Nation PD, Toppenish PD, and Zillah PD.

Because this incident was close to Legends Casino, they were put on lock down for about an hour. 

Please contact the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office (509-574-2500) or Crimes Stoppers at (800) 248-9980/www.crimestoppersyakco.org if you have any information related to this investigation.

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