Sunnyside police have arrested a 16-year-old Outlook male in connection with the shooting of a Yakima County Sheriff's Office deputy Monday night.
The suspect is a known gang member and police have had several contacts with him in the past.
The suspect was transferred to the Yakima County Juvenile Detention Center early this morning, Wednesday, and is expected to be charged with two counts of first degree attempted murder sometime later today or tomorrow.
Police have been scouring the streets of Outlook where the incident took place and from information they gathered police took the 16-year-old into custody. After an interview at the Sunnyside City Jail police say they believe they have enough evidence to charge the juvenile.
More arrests are anticipated in this case.
Sheriff deputies were called to the Outlook area twice Monday night for reports of shots fired. It was on the second call that two deputies came under fire, with police estimating more than six shots fired. One deputy was hit in the back and taken to a local hospital, treated and then released. The second deputy was not injured.
Police believe the suspect targeted the deputies and the act was not a random shooting. Police are also still looking into a possible connection with the two other calls of shots fired Monday night in Outlook. In the first incident shots were fired into a house and a female was injured.
The suspect's home in Outlook was also searched but police did not find any weapons. Police have recovered what they believe to be shell casings from the incident that resulted in the deputy getting shot.