Police kill blind man

Yakima police officers shot and killed a blind man after he threatened other residents in his apartment building with a gun.

Police responded Monday evening to reports of a man at the Cascade Apartments threatening residents.

Yakima Police say officers found a 31-year-old man who was blind and had an “extensive criminal history” of assault behavior barricaded in his apartment.

Police say officers tried to negotiate with the man.

The officers involved were placed on routine administrative leave.


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