Police shoot man who fired at officers in Yakima
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Police shot the driver of a stolen car after he fired at officers following a stolen car chase that ended in Yakima.
Police say the man was hit multiple times Wednesday night, and he was taken to a hospital where he had surgery. No officers were hit.
Yakima police say the vehicle stolen in the Toppenish area led police, sheriff's deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers into Yakima about 9:30 p.m. when the driver stopped.
Police say he then fired multiple rounds at officers from the car with an AR-15 assault rifle. Officers returned fire until he stopped firing.