43-Year-Old Dies in Fourth Yakima Shooting in Less Than a Week
Yakima police are investigating yet another fatal shooting -- a Tuesday night attack claimed the life of 43-year-old Richard Plumlee, who was shot at the Yakima Inn on North First Street.
According to news release from the city, Yakima police received a report of a gunshot victim at the inn, 1022 N. First St., at about 10:20 p.m. When they arrived, they discovered Plumlee, who had been shot in the torso. Officers treated Plumlee at the scene before he was transported to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m.
Plumlee's death is the third fatality after four shootings in Yakima in less than a week. After 20-year-old Luis E. Acosta was found shot to death near and Fifth Avenue D Street early Friday morning, Raymond Barnes, 25, and April Wiltse-Emery, 27, were wounded early Saturday in a shooting at the Mesa Apartments on Gordon Road. Within hours, the body of 27-year-old Manuel Pantaleon turned up in the 400 block of South Ninth Street. Pantaleon, who had been at a party a block away, was shot in the head.
Police have made no arrests so far, and they're asking anyone with information about any of these incidents incident to call the Yakima Police Department, (509) 575-6200, or 9-1-1. Tips can also be called in to Yakima County Crime Stoppers, (800) 248-9980, sent through the organization’s website, www.crimestoppersyakco.org, or through the free “P3 Tips” app at http://p3intel.com/mobileapp.htm