Suspect in fatal Yakima shooting dies from self-inflicted wound after borrowing cell phone.
The Yakima Police Department has confirmed that Jarid Haddock, the 21-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of three people at a convenience store in Yakima, Washington, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he borrowed a cell phone to call his mother. The woman who lent the phone to Haddock allegedly overheard him make several incriminating statements, including “I killed those people.” She was able to get her phone back and call 911, and officers arrived at the location shortly after. Haddock shot himself prior to officers’ arrival, and paramedics attempted to save his life, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The motive for the fatal killings is still unknown, but the suspect was found with a large amount of ammunition and a weapon. It appears that the shooting was random, as there was no apparent conflict between the parties seen on security footage. Police released a surveillance video image of Haddock and warned the public to stay away from an intersection related to the homicide incident.
At the time of the shooting, Yakima Police Chief Matthew Murray stated that there may have been a fourth shooting victim, but it appears that there was not. It appears that the car was the shooter’s vehicle, and police suggested he may have shot the window because he had locked his keys inside.
The Yakima Police Department will continue to provide updates as further details are uncovered. This shooting serves as a reminder of the importance of staying alert and aware of your surroundings, and to call 911 if you witness any suspicious activity.