Who is Jarid Haddock? Yakima Mass Shooting Suspect

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Jarid Haddock is the 21-year-old man who is accused of being the Yakima shooting suspect who shot and killed three people at a Circle K establishment in a random attack, Yakima police wrote on their Facebook page on January 24, 2023.

“Presumed homicide suspect is Jarid Haddock, a 21-yr-old, Yakima County resident. If seen, call 911 immediately, do not approach. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous,” police wrote. “YPD and local agencies are following up on leads.”

Police noted: *Breaking information is dynamic and can change rapidly; all information is accurate as it is disseminated, but can change as the situation evolves.”

According to the Yakima Herald, as of 9:30 a.m., a SWAT team “was on the scene at University Parkway and West Birchfield Road near South Keys Road,” in relation to the shootings.

Yakima, Washington, police also released a photo of the suspect. Yakima Police Chief Matt Murray said in a news conference that police believe the attack was random. He said it’s possible that a fourth person was shot or even killed in a car across the street.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Haddock Is at Large, According to Police

Who is Jarid Haddock? Yakima Mass Shooting Suspect

Haddock is at large, Murray said in the news conference.

“Suspect- Do not approach as possibly armed and dangerous,” the Yakima Police Department wrote on its Facebook page on January 24, 2023. See the photo below.

The chief said there was no conflict between the suspect and victims before the shootings, adding, “the male just walked in and started shooting.” Murray said police have both eyewitnesses and video from the Circle K establishment.

According to Murray, the first shooting was inside the store.

2. Two People Who Were Getting Food at the Circle K Are Among the Victims, Police Say

The chief told CNN that Haddock pulled into the ARCO/ampm gas station and “tried to get into the lobby,” but the doors there were locked.

“He then walked across the street to the Circle K,” Murray said 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.” Both people died, Murray said.

In the news conference, Murray said the shootings occurred at about 3:30 a.m. on the morning of January 24, 2023, when police received a call that a man was “shooting parties.”

When officers arrived, they located three deceased parties at the Circle K store, he said.

“It’s dynamic. Things are changing. We are getting new information constantly,” the chief said, adding, “It appears to be a random situation.”

3. The Police Chief Called Haddock ‘a Dangerous Person,’ Saying the Motive Is Not Clear

Murray said police believe “there is possibly a fourth victim.” After Haddock left the Circle K, he went across the street and shot into a vehicle at the ARCO/ampm, according to the chief. The suspect stole the car and fled eastbound, he said.

He said police don’t have his location at this time. He is believed to be in a gray or silver Chrysler Sedan.

According to Murray, the suspect shot inside the vehicle, and police can see a person in the car in surveillance video. The suspect then took the vehicle. He said police aren’t sure whether the person in the car was shot and killed, was shot and is alive, or was not injured.

The suspect fled eastbound on Highway 24, he said.

Murray said police are doing “everything we can to find him” and are still trying to determine the motive.

4. Haddock Once Told Police He Was Homeless, Reports Say

According to a 2020 article by Kimatv.com, a man named Jarid L. Haddock, then 18, was “under arrest after the Yakima Police Department says he was driving a stolen sedan, but claimed that he had woken up in it.”

Yakima police gave Haddock a ticket for trespassing, according to the article, which said he told them “he was homeless and did not have any way to get around other than by foot.”

The owner had left the car running, and police found a wrench in the car, according to KimaTV.

5. Haddock’s Grandfather Served in the California National Guard

An obituary for Haddock’s grandfather describes the grandpa as loving “family, fishing, gardening and his service to the Lord.”

It says the grandfather “served 10 years in the California National Guard. Lawrence was the District Overseer for the Pentecostal Church of God for 16 years.”

The obit lists Jarid Haddock as one of multiple grandchildren. That obit says that Haddock was from Yakima, Washington.

There is a Facebook page in the name Jarid Haddock, but it is very old.

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