Who was Jarid Haddock? Gunman, 21, allegedly shoots himself dead after killing 3 people at Washington store
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YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: A gunman who gunned down three people at a convenience store in southern Washington state early Tuesday morning, January 24, was later reportedly found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 21-year-old suspect was identified as Jarid Haddock.
The Yakima Police Department said Haddock stole a person's car and fled the scene after the incident, CBS News reported. Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray said in a video on Facebook earlier that family members of Haddock told them he could be found behind some warehouses. Gunshots were heard when police arrived and a man, later identified as the suspect, was found hurt. However, no officers fired at the suspect.
Who was Jarid Haddock?
Murray said Haddock pulled into the ARCO/ampm gas station and “tried to get into the lobby." However, he found the doors closed. “He then walked across the street to the Circle K,” Murray said according to CNN. “As he’s walking into the store he pulls out his gun and there are two people getting food and he shoots them.” He said both people died, following which Haddock walked out of the store and shot another person dead.
It was earlier reported that after shooting the three people dead, Haddock barricaded himself inside a Washington home that was surrounded by a SWAT team. At the time, his mother used a loudspeaker and urged him to surrender, as per Daily Mail. The police department released a surveillance photo of Haddock wearing all black. "Suspect- Do not approach as possibly armed and dangerous," it wrote on Facebook.
Court papers show Haddock had charges dating back to 2020 for theft of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, and obstruction. He was stopped in a stolen car as it warmed up, and he tried to flee. Cops were eventually able to detain him at the time. The case was dropped after he completed a diversion program.