Kennewick Police have apprehended a suspect who allegedly threatened a Loss Prevention Officer (LOP) with a gun at Walmart.


Around 12:46 PM Kennewick Officers responded to 9-1-1 calls about a shooting in the parking lot of the Kennewick Walmart location.

Additional 9-1-1- calls claimed there was an active shooter in the store but that was not the case as Police learned later.

The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Alexander Yell was confronted in the store for allegedly stealing merchandise. then leaving the store.

The Loss Prevention Officer confronted Yell in the lot where the suspect allegedly displayed a gun and threatened the worker.

Yell was shot several times by the LOP, witnesses claimed to hear anywhere from 4-6 shots. It is not known if Yell fired at the guard.


Yell fled to his vehicle and left the scene, then after getting a tip Police were able to located him at a nearby location.

Yell was taken to an area hospital for treatment, his condition is not known.

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According to sources, it's not likely the LOP will face any charges for his actions.

This incident remains an active investigation.

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