Officer involved shooting Toppenish

6-18-19 UPDATE:

TOPPENISH, WA - The Yakima County Coroner has performed an autopsy on the man who was shot in the officer-involved shooting on June 15 in Toppenish. 

The Yakima County Sheriff's Office says the man was identified as 38-year-old Alfredo Chino of Toppenish. He died from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.

YCSO says the officers involved were Officer Joshua Rosenow and Officer Casey Briggs with the Toppenish Police Department. Initial investigation shows that Officers Rosenow and Briggs fired their guns and Chino was armed with a knife.

The investigation is ongoing, and YCSO says there are many questions left to be answered.


6-17-19: 

TOPPENISH, WA - On June 15 at 1:00 p.m., the Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and surrounding agencies responded to a house in the 400 block of N. Chestnut Street in Toppenish for an officer-involved shooting.

Yakima County Sheriff's Office says two Toppenish Police officers and one Zillah officer had responded to that address for a domestic violence assault that was happening between a mother and son.

Shortly after they arrived, an officer told dispatch that someone had been shot. A Zillah Police Department vehicle was hit by a bullet, but all three officers were uninjured, YCSO says.

Sheriffs say an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m., and the name of the man who died will be released after the autopsy, along with the names of the officers involved.

The shooting is currently being investigated by SIU, which is made up of multiple law enforcement agencies in the county.

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