Yakima resident shoots armed attempted burglar, police said

Yakima resident shoots armed attempted burglar, police said

A Yakima resident shot an attempted burglar on Friday morning in the 1600 block of South 12th Avenue.

Police responded to a report of shots fired just at about 5:30 a.m. after the resident heard two armed men trying to break in, police spokesman Mike Bastinelli said.

The resident chased these men with a firearm and exchanged gunshots with the suspects, Bastinelli said.

One of the suspects, a 21-year-old male, was hit and transported to a local hospital. The other escaped unscathed and remains at large. The resident was not injured.

The suspect who got away is described as a heavy set Hispanic male, about 5-foot-9 or 5-foot-10.

Contact the Yakima Police Department with any further details.

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