James Cloud

Yakima County Sheriff's Office

YAKIMA - The Yakima County Sheriff's Office has apprehended an additional suspect wanted in connection with a shooting on Saturday that left five people dead.

According to the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, James Cloud, 35, was taken into custody near Wapato after a brief altercation with law enforcement, authorities said.

Cloud was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and was booked into jail on a federal warrant for aggravated assault.

“Currently there are no further suspects or persons of interest outstanding,” the office said.

Officials in Yakima County have not released the identity of the victims, how they were killed or the motive of the shooting.

The shootings began on Saturday afternoon in the 5100 block of Medicine Valley Road near White Swan, where four of the victims were found dead.

From Medicine Valley Road, the shooting incident expanded to include two additional crime scenes, which are all within the outside boundaries of the Yakama Nation Reservation, according to the press release.

"Five homicide victims in one incident is very unusual, and the primary crime scene was complex," Udell said in the release.

When authorities arrived at the second scene in the 3400 block of Evans Road, a fifth victim was found dead in a vehicle, and two additional victims who were injured.

At the third scene, which was in the 9400 block of Evans Road near Stephenson Road, authorities said there was reportedly an armed robbery of a vehicle, with no injuries.

The FBI is taking charge of the investigation, with the Yakima County Sheriff's Office and Yakama Nation Tribal Police providing assistance.

"An incident of this magnitude could not be investigated alone," Udell said in the release.

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