Early Tuesday morning, three people were killed in a shooting in Yakima, Washington. The presumed homicide suspect is Jarid Haddock, a 21-year-old Yakima County resident. Police have closed off an area two miles east of the shooting and have drones overhead. Tabitha Johnson, an employee at a nearby business, said that police have surrounded a home near the intersection of University Parkway and West Birchfield Road.
According to Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray, the suspect drove to an ARCO/ampm gas station, tried to get into the lobby and then walked across the street to the Circle K. He pulled out his gun and shot two people getting food, killing them both. He then walked out of the store and shot another person, who also died. He then drove off in a car, believed to be his, and his location is currently unknown.
Justin Bumbalogh, who was working at Elite Towing and Recovery, said he heard around nine gunshots and remembered a distinct gap between the two series of shots. Police responded shortly after the gunshots. Murray said that there was no apparent conflict between the parties and that the male just walked in and started shooting. The FBI Seattle Field office is aware of the incident and is in contact with Yakima Police in case they request assistance. Murray said his department has video from the scene and will release photos of the unknown suspect shortly.