Man Shot by Business Owner During Apparent Burglary

A man suspected of attempting to burglarize a downtown Yakima business this morning was shot by the owner of the business, who discovered the suspected burglar inside the business owner’s building shortly after 8:30 am today.

Yakima police were dispatched to 30 N. 2nd Street, which is currently home to an insurance business, at 8:38 am today in response to a burglary in progress/shots fired call.  Officers located the suspected burglar inside the insurance office.  The suspected burglar had gunshot wounds to his face and arm.  He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The owner of the insurance business told police he shot the suspected burglar.  He is cooperating with the police investigation.

Additional information about this incident will be provided when it becomes available.

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