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Yakima police continue search for man who shot at bounty hunters

YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima police are still looking for a man wanted for shooting a firearm at two bail recovery agents, also known as bounty hunters, police said Thursday. 

Joshua Weber, 22, allegedly shot at them in the 1500 block of Fairbanks Avenue on Dec. 11. He’s considered armed and dangerous.

Police said the bounty hunters were trying to either arrest Weber on a misdemeanor warrant or collect his debt. When he refused to come out, they broke a window to get into his home. 

That’s when shots were fired and the bounty hunters retreated to call authorities. 

Upon searching the home, police found a firearms, ammunition and shell casings. They also discovered two bullet holes in the wall near the window the agents broke, according to the Yakima Herald-republic. 

On Wednesday night, police called in a SWAT team after receiving a tip that the suspect was at the same home where the shooting took place. He was not there when officers arrived.

Weber is wanted for first-degree assault. 

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call 911. 
 


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