Yakima police officers shoot 3 men in 24 hours

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say Yakima police officers shot three suspects in a 24-hour period.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Yakima police Capt. Jeff Schneider at a Wednesday news conference called the shooting statistic unprecedented in the department.

On Wednesday police shot and wounded Gabriel Anthony Zavala who had allegedly fired at officers and rammed a pickup into a police vehicle. Police say Zavala was shot at least twice and flown to a Seattle hospital.

Police say Yakima officers shot and killed two men on Tuesday in separate standoff situations.

Police say Officer Booker Ward shot Adrian Escobar during a standoff at a home after he allegedly fired shots at officers.

Officers Shane Stevie and Patrick Shad fatally shot Juan Miguel Garcia following a five-hour standoff at an apartment complex. Police haven’t said exactly what led to that shooting.

The shootings are under investigation.