A man fleeing from authorities was shot dead in the 500 block of North McKinley Road near Toppenish early Thursday.
Deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office say the shooting is now under investigation by the Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit.
Authorities say deputies tried to contact a person early Thursday but the driver fled eventually crashing into a field in the 500 block of North McKinley Road near Toppenish after being stopped by spike strips.
The suspect crashed and jumped out of the vehicle before the shooting
After the crash the suspect jumped out of the vehicle and ran away.
A K9 officer was able to find the suspect and that's when a Yakima County Sheriff's Deputy fired a shot killing the man. Yakima County Prosecutor Joe Brusic says the suspect fired shots at Deputies and they returned fire. The deputy involved in the shooting is now on paid administrative leave. No other details are available. The man who died has not been identified.
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