Officer Involved Shooting of Wanted Shooting Suspect

The Pasco Police Department release body camera and dashcam footage of an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Road 68 and Interstate 182, on July 7, 2020

On July 30, 2020, at about 3:05 pm Pasco Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle and had information that Santiago Ayala-Pineda maybe in the vehicle. 33-year-old Santiago Ayala-Pineda aka "Gumby" had an active Felony warrant out of the Kennewick Police Department for Assault in the first degree with a weapon.

Kennewick Police Department Statement made on July 27, 2020:
On July 19, 2020, officers responded to the 300 block of N. Ely St for the report of a shooting that had just occurred. Upon their arrival officers learned that both the victim and suspect had fled the scene. Officers later found that a 38-year-old male had driven himself to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Our criminal investigations division responded to the scene and began their investigation into identifying the suspect. Based on their investigation 33-year-old Santiago Ayala-Pineda was identified as the suspect. Ayala-Pineda currently has an active felony warrant for 1st Degree Assault stemming from this incident.

Pasco Police Department Officers observed Santiago Ayala-Pineda hiding in the vehicle during the stop. Officers gave orders to Santiago Ayala-Pineda however, he did not comply. Santiago Ayala-Pineda armed himself with a handgun and refused to drop it. Detective Andy Corral fired his department-issued handgun, striking Santiago Ayala-Pineda.

Aid was rendered to Ayala-Pineda on the scene by officers, and by Pasco Fire personnel. Santiago Ayala-Pineda was transported by Pasco Fire Department to a local area hospital where he has been admitted for treatment.

Detective Andy Corral has been with the Pasco Police Department for 13 years and is assigned to the Street Crimes Unit as a K9 handler.

Pasco Police Chief Ken Roske requested the activation of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) to assume the investigation of the officer-involved shooting. SIU investigators responded to the scene, and immediately assumed command and control of this investigation, relieving all Pasco PD officers of any involvement.

As part of the newly adopted WAC 139-12, Chief Roske requested the assistance of two (2) non-law enforcement community representatives. SIU investigators met with these individuals Thursday evening at Pasco PD. The community members also visited the scene.

SIU investigators completed processing the outdoor scene for evidence last night at approximately midnight. Multiple witness interviews were conducted yesterday by SIU investigators. Evidence processing, interviews, and investigation efforts to continue into today.

Detective Andy Corral has been placed on administrative leave by the Pasco Police Department per policy.


By: Optimus0ne (1465.90)

Tags: Law Enforcement, Pasco PD, Officer Involved Shooting, OIS, Santiago Ayala-Pineda

Location: Pasco, WA