Was This Burglar the Walmart Shooting Suspect? KPD Thinks So
It appears a suspect now facing multiple charges from the shooting incident in the Walmart parking lot in Kennewick on Black Friday is the one in this picture.
DID SUSPECT COMMIT THIS BURGLARY ON NOV. 24?
A few days earlier, Kennewick Police had released information about this 'ghostly' looking male suspect who broke into a business in the 8300 block of West Gage Boulevard just west of the mall.
The items they took were valued between $60 and $900, a rather wide berth. Apparently, an alarm sounded or some other alert was given, but the suspect fled about five minutes prior to Police arrival.
KPD SAYS EVIDENCE FOUND LINKS SUSPECT TO THIS CRIME
During the investigation into the Walmart shooting involving 31-year-old Alexander Yell, whom Police say fired a shot at a loss prevention officer chasing him, KPD found evidence in a residence he had gone to that links him to the Gage crime.
According to reports, including the Tri-City Herald, Yell was stealing to raise money to fund his fentanyl addiction. The judge in the case has set a very high bail due to his previous criminal history, and penchant for not showing up in court.
Yell is accused of firing at least one shot at eh Walmart LPO, who then pulled his own legally licensed concealed carry weapon and shot him several times.
Yell was able to get to his own vehicle and leave, his wounds were not serious. Probably due to the LPO attempting to hit 'extremities' instead of the torso or head.
The Herald also reports Yell was 'turned in' by an ex-girlfriend who called 9-1-1- after he arrived at her home following the shooting.
The investigation continues.
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