A 66-year-old man is dead after he reportedly attempted to ram into squad cars driven by officers with the Yakima (WA) Police Department and Yakima County Sheriff's deputies in an apparent attempt to escape a traffic stop.

According to KIMA-TV, the incident happened at about 9:45 Friday night. Yakima police attempted to effect a traffic stop, and the driver—who has not yet been identified—began his assault with his vehicle.

A Yakima officer opened fire, fatally striking the man. 

The Yakima PD officer who fired his weapon is now on paid administrative leave, pending a standard investigation.

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