Man killed by YPD officer identified

Man killed by YPD officer identified

YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima Police Department has identified the man killed in Saturday's officer-involved shooting on Interstate 82 as 24-year-old Rolando Villanueva of Yakima.

YPD has also identified the officer who shot Villanueva as Ira Cavin. The 33-year-old Cavin has been with the department for nine years and is currently assigned to the traffic enforcement unit. He has been placed on administrative leave.

Cavin fired on Villanueva after a car chase that started on Fair Avenue. Police say Villanueva attempted to ram several police cars before Cavin shot at him.

Court documents show Villanueva did have a previous criminal history. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail in connection with two 2010 incidents in which prosecutors say he told a neighbor and his sister that he should wait for his family to go to sleep, then kill them all.

The documents say Villanueva's sister told police her brother was "high on drugs and acting crazy." She also said he was armed with a high-powered rifle and that he would commit "suicide by cop."

The police department will hold a news conference Monday afternoon about the shooting.

Autopsy results indicate Villanueva died from two gunshot wounds. One wound on the left shoulder and the other on his left arm.