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Man shot by Yakima police was holding a replica firearm

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YAKIMA — Yakima police say the man shot and killed by an officer early Saturday at a Nob Hill Boulevard car wash was holding a replica handgun in his hand.

In the first significant release of information since the shooting, police said Monday that an officer fired four shots at 23-year-old Rocendo Arias of Selah, who was holding a replica capable of firing soft plastic pellets.

Arias was struck once and died of a single gunshot wound to the head,…

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