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Yakima police release names of men involved in deadly shooting by officer

YAKIMA, Wash. - A man who was shot and killed by police after ramming his car into two officers’ patrol cars Friday night has been identified as 66-year-old Terence Ryan of Naches.

Yakima police say Ryan was driving erratically with his headlights off in the area of 40th Avenue and Summitview Avenue around 9 p.m. The Yakima Police Department and the Yakima County Sheriff's Office were called to investigate.

Authorities spotted him near 66th Avenue and Century Street. When they tried to pull him over, he crashed into a police officer and deputy's patrol cars, leading Yakima Police Officer Scott Gronewald to fire multiple rounds into his vehicle.

Police say Ryan died at the scene.

Officer Gronewald is a 6-year veteran with the Yakima Police Department. He has been put on paid administrative leave per policy regarding officer-involved shootings.

The Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit is investigating the shooting.

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