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Yakima County security officer fires gun at fleeing vehicle

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima police are investigating an incident where a county security officer fired a gun at a vehicle that was reportedly stolen.

The Herald-Republic reports that two Yakima police officers followed the vehicle into the Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center’s parking lot Thursday morning under suspicion of it being stolen. When the driver of the vehicle attempted to flee, the security officer fired at the car.

The driver, who crashed into another vehicle in the parking lot while trying to get away, suffered minor injuries and is expected to be OK. None of the officers were injured.

City police are handling the investigation because the officer is with the county, but the sheriff’s office will conduct its own administrative review.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

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