Suspect in May 10 Yakima fatal stabbing arrested

5-23-18 UPDATE:

YAKIMA, WA - On Monday, Yakima Police arrested 25-year-old Earl Ruff in connection with the May 10 stabbing death of 23-year-old Giovanni Hernandez-Badillo.

Ruff faces 1st Degree Manslaughter and is being held in the Yakima County Jail.

YPD detectives continue to investigate this case.


5-10-18 UPDATE:

YAKIMA, WA - Yakima Police are investigating a fatal stabbing that happened overnight.

The investigation continues, and so far we know that one person is dead and police have arrested one person in connection to this.

Around 3 a.m. this morning, Yakima Police responded to a call near Naches and Chestnut Avenue about a man that had been stabbed. When police arrived, they noticed a man running from the scene. Officers found a 23-year-old Hispanic male lying in an alley suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital but did not make it, and passed away. 

Police arrested the man that was seen running from the scene. They are also searching through the man's room, which happens to be inside a transitional house not too far from the crime scene.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact YPD (509) 575-6200, 9-1-1 or Crime Stoppers at 248-9980.



YAKIMA, WA - Police in Yakima are investigating a fatal stabbing. 

It happened about 3 a.m. Thursday morning near South Naches Avenue and Chestnut Avenue. 

When police officers arrived, they saw a 23-year-old Hispanic man with several stab wounds. He was taken to the hospital but died from his injuries. 

Police say one person was arrested at the nearby transitional housing facility. 

Homicide detectives are still looking for additional suspects, and are asking the public to call the Yakima Police Department with any information. 

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