Timestamp8/20/14 17:08
Date Searched4-Jan-14
StateWA - Washington
Agency NameYakima Police Dept
Victim NameRocendo Arias
Victim's Age23
Victim's GenderMale
Hispanic or Latino OriginHispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired4
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Unknown
WeaponToy/fake/non-lethal gun
SummaryAccording to Officer Casey Gillette's written statement, he didn't know the gun Rocendo Arias had in his hands was a fake until after it was removed from the crime scene. Officer Gillette said he saw Arias with his head slumped forward sitting in his running car in a parking lot. Gillette opened the passenger door causing Arias to look up at the officer. That's when Gillette noticed what looked like a semi automatic pistol in Arias's lap with his finger on the trigger. Gillette said he told Arias not to move, but the boy lunged at him. Officer Gillette said he was convinced he was about to be shot and reacted by shooting his own gun four times.
Source Linkhttp://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/24972021/124-page-investigate-report-details-officer-involved-shooting-at-yakima-car-wash
Name of Officer or OfficersCasey Gillette
County StateYakima WA - Washington
City StateYakima WA - Washington