Yakima business owner shoots suspected burglar
YAKIMA, Wash. — UPDATE (1:45 p.m.) – Police say the man shot Monday in Yakima during a suspected burglary of an insurance business is 24-year-old Felipe Manual Samano.
He was shot in the chin and right arm, according to Yakima city spokesman Randy Beehler. Medics took Samano to the hospital. He is expected to recover.
The owner of the Farmers Insurance office is Juan Silva. He told police he shot Samano. Silva is cooperating with the investigation into his shooting.
Samano has been booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree burglary and unlawful gun possession.
ORIGINAL STORY – Yakima Police are investigating a burglary-turned-shooting at a business Monday morning.
Around 8:30 a.m., police received reports of a burglary at 30 N. 2nd Street at Farmers Insurance. When they arrived, officers found a 23-year-old man shot inside.
Investigators say the man broke into the business. Shortly after, the owner of the business got to work, opened the door and found the suspect inside. At some point, the owner shot the 23-year-old.
The suspect was grazed by the bullet and was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. The owner was not harmed.
Yakima police arrested the man on suspicion of felony burglary.
The incident is under investigation.