Shooting at Washington convenience store claims lives of 3 people; suspect takes own life

15 days ago

Yakima news, Washington news.

Washington authorities are investigating after a gunman opened fire inside a Yakima convenience store Tuesday morning, killing three people before he took his own life.

The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Jarid Haddock began randomly shooting at people shortly after entering a Circle K, at around 3:30 a.m.

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  • Police said that Haddock then fled the store and carjacked a vehicle he used to flee. Hours later, at around 2 p.m., a woman called Yakima Police to report that Haddock had used her phone to call his mother.

    The woman added that Haddock confessed to the shooting and told his mother that he planned to commit suicide. The caller led police to a Target store where they found Haddock dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    Investigators said that the suspect had not been involved in any conflicts at the store before opening fire at shoppers. They also described the deadly shooting as “random.”