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Teen accident suspect hopes to get out of jail

A 17-year-old suspect arrested September 16 following a shooting and crash in Yakima in which three women were killed is currently being held at the Yakima County Juvenile Jail as an investigation continues . The lawyer for the teenager who faces a charge of homicide while driving a vehicle asked but was denied a request to release the suspect on Thursday. Bail was upheld at $250,000 on Thursday. Another hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in an effort by his lawyer to reduce the bail amount.

Police know the teenager who was injured in the fatal crash

Police describe the teenager as a well-known member of the Yakima gang who suffered a fractured femur in the crash.
If the teenager would have won freedom on Thursday, it would be the second time around.
Yakima police say the teenager should have been behind bars on an assault charge on an unrelated matter before the shooting and crash in Yakima. Prosecutor Joe Brusic said the teenager will be charged in juvenile court and will not be transferred to adult court.

Police are still looking for suspects in the shooting before the crash

Prior to the crash, Yakima police said people in two vehicles exchanged gunfire at the intersection of South 1st Street and East Yakima Avenue.
During the shooting, a 21-year-old woman driving an Audi was fatally shot. The 17-year-old, who was a passenger in the Audi, pulled the woman into the back seat and jumped into the driver’s seat and took off, eventually crashing into the crash on Lincoln Avenue.
a 21-year-old woman and her 52-year-old mother died instantly.

If you can help, contact the police today

Authorities are still looking for suspects involved in the shooting in downtown Yakima before the crash. The case is currently being investigated by the Yakima Police Major Crime and Gang Unit, as well as the Yakima Police Traffic Unit. Anyone with information, video, or who may have witnessed the collision or shooting is encouraged to contact YPD at: (509) 575-6200

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