Shots fired near Toppenish

Law enforcement responded to a domestic incident in the 200 block of Robbins Road near Toppenish on Sunday morning. Shots were fired in the vicinity of officers; no one was hurt. (KAITLIN BAIN/Yakima Herald-Republic)

New details have emerged in an Sunday incident where shots were reportedly fired near Yakima County sheriff’s deputies.

Deputies and Yakama Nation Tribal Police officers went to a home in the 200 block of Robbins Road on a report of two men fighting around 9:30 a.m. One of the deputies said he heard shots fired toward his position, and the deputies took cover, according to a sheriff’s affidavit.

During the incident, a part of Robbins Road was closed and Legends Casino Hotel was put in lockdown for several hours.

As they took cover, the deputies saw a 23-year-old man running around the side of the house, followed by his 49-year-old father, the affidavit said. The younger man shouted obscenities at police and refused orders to get on the ground, the affidavit said.

The man’s father then grabbed him by the back of the shirt to pull him away from the deputies, and the pair began fighting, deputies said. One of the tribal officers was shoved by the older man when he tried to break up the fight, the affidavit said. The officers used pepper mace to subdue the men.

Deputies found a modified short-barrelled shotgun in the camp trailer belonging to the older man, along with an ounce of a substance believed to be methamphetamine, a scale, money and plastic baggies, the affidavit said.

The report did not specify if the weapon was fired.

The 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault for shoving the tribal officer, second-degree unlawful firearms possession and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.


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Yakima County Superior Court Judge Michael McCarthy set the man’s bail at $150,000 during a Tuesday preliminary hearing.