An individual, who has been accused of killing three people at a Circle K in Yakima, Washington on Tuesday morning, is no more.
The manhunt for the suspect came to an end with the suspect taking his own life with a gunshot wound, as per the Yakima Police Chief, Matthew Murray.
The Chief also confirmed that they are confident that the deceased suspect was responsible for the shooting incident.
The incident of shooting at Circle K was reported early Tuesday morning. According to Yakima Police Chief, Matthew Murray, the shooter then moved to an ampm store across the street, where he fired shots into a car and stole it. The chief also stated that it is possible that the shooter had shot the person in the car before stealing it, which would make the driver the fourth victim of the shooting.
The police have identified the suspect as 21-year-old Jarid Haddock of Yakima County, who fled in a gray or silver Chrysler 200 vehicle.
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At 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, the police received an emergency call from a woman who had reportedly lent her phone to the suspect and overheard him making incriminating statements during his conversation with his mother. These statements included “I killed those people”, according to Yakima Police Chief, Matthew Murray. The woman, upon getting her phone back, called 911 and informed the police about the suspect’s location. The Chief praised the woman for her courage and quick action in leading the police to the suspect.
The responding officers were able to quickly locate the suspect, who was injured by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The police reported that no officer fired at the suspect. The suspect was being treated by first responders but was later pronounced dead, according to Murray. The police chief also informed that the suspect was found with a “large amount of ammunition and a weapon” on him.
Yakima Police Chief, Matthew Murray, referred to the shooting incident at Circle K as an unprovoked attack. He stated that the shooter “just walked in and started shooting” without any apparent reason. The chief also mentioned that the motives behind the shooting are not known and might remain a mystery.