CAPTURED: Yakima Police arrest shooting suspect found sleeping in car

CAPTURED: Hermino Rojas was booked into the Yakima County jail 1:09 a.m. on Sunday.

A Yakima Police officer spotted him sleeping in a vehicle in the Roberston’s Landing area of Yakima.

He was armed with a handgun and is currently being held on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 1, Assault 1, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2 and Assault 4 DV. He also has a U.S. Marshals hold.


The U.S. Marshals are asking for your help to find Hermino Garcia Rojas.

The 33-year-old is accused of shooting a 77-year-old man yesterday morning, November 24th, at a motel on N. 1st St. in Yakima.

Yakima Police say he fled the area before law enforcement was able to respond.

He's wanted by Yakima Police for 1st Degree Assault with a Firearm and 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Police say he's a documented gang member with a long criminal history that includes:

  • Unlawful possession of firearms
  • Malicious mischief
  • Delivering methamphetamine

He also has a warrant for Federal Supervised Release Violation Petition related to the drug conviction that was issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington on November 16, 2020.

He is 33 years old, 5’9" and weighs185 pounds.

The photo with the shaved head is the most recent.

Please call 911 if you spot him.

If you know where the U.S. Marshals can find him, please submit an anonymous tip to Yakima County Crime Stoppers by calling the hot line at 1-800-248-9980 or text tips through the P3 Tips app that you can download to your cell phone for free. There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 offered for information that leads to his arrest.