It’s been a violent new year in Yakima so far

The new year was violent in Yakima. Yakima Police Department detectives continue to search for clues in 4 homicides reported in Yakima so far this year. Yakima Police Capt. Jay Seely said they made arrests in one of the homicides. Another is being investigated by the Yakima County District Attorney’s Office to determine if the shooter will be charged.

The first homicide was reported on January 6 at a local Walmart

The first reported murder was in Yakima on Jan. 6 when a man was shot by another man who claims he was robbed in the East Valley Walmart parking lot. No charges have yet been brought against the man who shot another man while dealing drugs in the store’s parking lot.

The second homicide was reported on January 11 at the Yakima Inn at 1022 North 1st Street. Clayton Peter Brown Jr., 38, died after being shot in a hotel room. He was shot in the head. He was living at the hotel at the time of his death. No arrests have been made in this murder.

The third homicide of the year shocked many in the community, even the police

The third murder took place on January 12 in an apartment on McKinley Avenue. Police have arrested Antoinette Miller, 25, for the murder of her 4-year-old stepson. Police say she admitted to strangling the boy after assaulting him. She has been charged with second degree murder and is being held in Yakima County Jail.

The most recent shooting took place last Wednesday on South 8th Street

The most recent killing of a 71-year-old man was the fourth reported homicide in Yakima so far this year. Seely says they believe Gerald Moore was the target of the shooting which left him with multiple gunshot wounds to the stomach. He died in the driveway of his South 8th Street home. There is no word from authorities on what led to the shooting. No arrests were made.
Seely says detectives are working to make arrests.

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