Yakima police in the process of arresting a juvenile suspect were shot at by the juvenile’s grandfather, who mistook some of the officers for prowlers Tuesday night, police said.
Officers went to a home in the 300 block of South Seventh Street around 7:30 p.m. to arrest a juvenile suspected of robbery and assault, according to a police news release.
While members of the department’s gang unit were at the front of the house making the arrest, other officers were behind the house to maintain a perimeter, the release said. The juvenile’s 65-year-old grandfather fired two shots toward the officers, but nobody was hit, the release said.
After surrendering to police, the man told officers he thought someone was prowling in the alley, the release said. He was released at the scene.
He could face charges
of unlawfully shooting a gun in city limits, the release
This story was updated to correct the time the incident happened.