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3 killed after ‘accidental’ shooting at Yakima convenience store; The suspect died of apparent suicide

3 killed after ‘accidental’ shooting at Yakima convenience store; The suspect died of apparent suicide

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A suspect believed to be involved in a deadly triple shooting at a convenience store in Yakima died of an apparent self-inflicted wound, according to police.

Before the suspect took his own life, officers were called to a Circle K store around 3:30 a.m. for reports that a man had shot several people near 18th Street and Nob Hill Boulevard.

When police arrived at the scene, they found three dead inside the Circle K store – two men and a woman. Police did not immediately release additional details about the victims.

Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray said there was apparently a second shooting across the street at the ARCO/AMPM convenience store, but it appears the suspect shot out the windows of his own car because he locked himself out of the vehicle

Yakima shooting scene (left) and Yakima shooting suspect (right) (Yakima Police Department)

The suspect fled the scene and has been identified as 21-year-old Yakima County resident Jarryd Haddock.

Murray said police have security video from the store and witnesses have come forward with information.

“It appears to be a random situation,” Murray said. “There was no apparent conflict between the parties. The man just walked in and started shooting.”

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The SWAT call was dispatched around 2:16 p.m. and the home was surrounded — police believed the suspect was inside, but he wasn’t.

The suspect borrowed a woman’s phone near a Target in Yakima and called his mother, telling her “some incriminating statements like, ‘I killed those people,'” Murray said during a press conference.

The suspect also told the woman he was going to kill himself.

The woman was able to get her phone back and distance herself from the suspect. She then called 911 and relayed what the suspect told her and told her mother on the phone.

Police said the suspect took off and ended up near the Pizza Hut, which is diagonal from Target. Officers arrived at the scene and heard gunshots.

When they followed up on the shots, they saw the man they believed was involved in the Circle K murders with apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Medics tried to save the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect had a large amount of ammunition and weapons on him when officers found him on the ground, Murray said. Murray said he wasn’t sure how much ammunition he had on him, but it was “more than a normal person would carry.”

Murray said police do not yet know of a motive, if there was one. He also said that they might never know after Haddock died.

An autopsy will be performed to confirm the man’s identity, but police strongly believe it is Haddock.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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