The name of the man shot by Yakima police still unknown
YAKIMA, Wash -- Yakima police still have not identified the man shot by officers Friday afternoon.
Police Chief Sam Granato said the suspect, who was wanted in connection to the May 30th murder of Juan Ramos, has eight different aliases. As of Saturday afternoon, the man, who is believed to be about 30 years old, was clinging to life, and showed no brain activity.
Granato said the suspect was shot in the head by officer Sam Masters, a six year veteran of the Yakima Police Department. Masters shot the man from behind, as he was struggling with another officer.
Police found a 9mm handgun on the suspect, which they believe was used to kill Juan Ramos.
According to intelligence gathered by police, Ramos owed the suspect $15,000.00 for drugs, and had not paid him after two years.
Police believe the suspect is originally from Mexico and was here illegally. They say he has a history of criminal activity.