Who died on Tuesday? Police name homicide victim


Yakima Police detectives from the department’s Major Crimes Unit continue to investigate a homicide reported Tuesday at the Yakima Inn Hotel on North 1st Street.

Authorities say Brown died of a gunshot wound to the head

Authorities released the name of the victim, 38-year-old Clayton Peter Brown Jr., on Wednesday. He died after being shot in a hotel room. He was shot in the head.
So far no arrests have been made, but police have security footage of the suspect leaving the hotel. Capt. Jay Seely says they knew people were outside and saw the suspect drive off in a red vehicle. They are hoping someone will show up to help police identify the suspect so an arrest can be made.

Police continue to search for suspect and motive for shooting

So far, the suspect has not been named or located.
So far, there is no motive in the murder of 38-year-old Clayton Peter Brown Jr.. Police are not saying whether drugs or gangs were part of the incident. According to police, Brown Jr. lived in the room where he died.
“At this point, based on video security footage, multiple people may have seen the shooter leaving the hotel room,” Yakima Police Capt. Jay Seely said. “Our hope is that these witnesses will come forward and help us arrest the person responsible for this homicide,” Seely said.
Anyone with information that may be relevant to this case is asked to contact the Yakima Police Department at 509-575-6200 or by calling 9-1-1. Tipping can also be reported to Yakima County Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-248-9980.

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