Corrections officer shot in Yakima; suspect surrenders to police

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A female Department of Corrections officer serving on a violent crimes task force has been shot while searching for a suspect in a Yakima drive-by shooting, and police say a 25-year-old man has been arrested.

Yakima Police spokesman Mike Bastinelli says the officer was treated and released at a local hospital after she was injured in the leg.

The shooting happened around 1:15 p.m. Thursday as members of the task force was searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting earlier in the morning. No one was injured in that incident.

Bastinelli says three people inside the home came out prior to the shooting; they were detained for questioning. The suspect remained inside and fired several shots at officers as they surrounded the home.

He says officers did not fire their weapons.

The man surrendered after a standoff. He is being held in the Yakima County Jail and faces possible charges, including attempted murder.

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