The last of four suspects in the homicdes of five people in the White Swan area was captured Monday morning, June 10, authorities said.
Yakama Nation officials confirmed the capture of James Cloud, 35. His identity has been confirmed by two law enforcement agencies, according to a news release from the Yakama Nation.
"Currently there are no other suspects wanted in connection with the murders that were committed on the Yakama Nation on Saturday," the release said.
Four of the victims were killed in the 5100 block of Medicine Valley Road near White Swan, with a fifth victim found dead in a vehicle in the 3400 block of Evans Road, a statement from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office said. The incident led to an armed robbery of a vehicle in the 9400 block of Evans Road, where no one was hurt.
The homicides and injuries on Medicine Valley Road, Evans Road and the robbery are all related with the same suspects, the sheriff’s office said.
Cloud is one of the four suspects.
Law enforcement is not yet releasing a cause of death for the victims, nor their names.
While three suspects were in custody by early Sunday evening, Cloud was still being sought then by law enforcement and was "considered armed and extremely dangerous," according to a Yakama Nation news release.
Cloud was captured about 4:30 a.m. Monday after a call from a nearby resident saying a vehicle was upside down in a ditch and someone was walking around yelling, the sheriff's office reported.
A responding deputy saw someone near the intersection of Progressive and Campbell roads who matched Cloud's description, and the man fled when the deputy tried to detain him.
The deputy lost sight of the suspect, but officers from at least six police agencies set up a perimeter, and a police dog found Cloud hiding in heavy brush. After officers confirmed his identity, he was briefly hospitalized before being booked into the Yakima County Jail.
The entire incident occurred within the Yakama Nation Reservation. The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, the Yakama Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are jointly investigating the shootings, according to FBI public affairs officer Jillian Voigt.
The Washington State Patrol crime scene team and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office also provided assistance.
Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice confirmed Sunday afternoon that his office was in possession of the bodies of two victims, both of whom had gunshot wounds.
An early report indicated one of the two victims had been taken to Astria Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound before dying. The other was picked up on Evans Road in White Swan Saturday night and was transferred to the Yakima County morgue, Curtice said.
Curtice said he was hopeful that autopsies would be completed by Wednesday, although they were still being scheduled.
The shootings together bring the number of homicides in Yakima County to 17 this year.
Reporter Janelle Retka and digital content manager Aidian Holder contributed to this story.