Man hit 6 times in shootout with Yakima police

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- A man wounded in a shootout with police in Yakima was hit six times -- twice in the head -- and was in critical condition after surgery at Yakima Regional Medical Center.

Police say three Yakima officers and one from Toppenish were involved in the Wednesday night shooting with 30-year-old Lance Nanamkin. Police say he had fled in a stolen car from Toppenish and started firing an assault rifle when he was stopped in Yakima.

Acting Police Chief Greg Copeland says Nanamkin fied about 18 rounds and the officers about 50 rounds, all in about 20 seconds. Officers were hit by flying windshield glass but uninjured.

KAPP reports (http://bit.ly/oXTHbV ) Nanamkin is a known gang member with a criminal record that includes a manslaughter conviction.

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Information from: KAPP-TV, http://www.kapptv.com/