YAKIMA, Wash. - The Yakima County Coroner's Office released the official cause of death for the three victims of the shooting in Yakima on Jan. 24.
According to Yakima County Coroner Jim Curtice, the manner of the death for Jeffrey Howlett, 54, Nikki Godfrey, 40 and Roy Knoeb Jr., 62, was homicide, and the cause of death was "multiple gunshot wounds."
Court documents said Judge Kevin Naught approved 21-year-old Jarid Haddock's arrest with bail set at $2 million before the suspected shooter was found dead. The judge approved Prosecuting Attorney Joe Brusic's request for three first-degree murder charges.
According to the court documents, Haddock confessed to the killings while on the phone with his mother and had texted her just before the shootings confirming he was at Arco. Both his parents confirmed the suspect seen in surveillance video was their son.
Updated: Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m.
The Yakima Police Department has updated that Jarid Haddock, the man suspected of shooting and killing three people at a Yakima gas station on Tuesday, died by suicide after calling his mother following the shooting.
Surveillance video shows Haddock walk in and shoot two people inside the Circle K. There was no conversation between Haddock and the victims, leading YPD to believe the shooting was random. He then exited and shot a third person.
YPD has confirmed the car outside Circle K that had been shot into was Haddock's, as the keys were locked inside. He reportedly shot his own car many times and had a large amount of ammunition.
According to Murray, at some point after the shooting, Haddock drove to his mother's home. It is unknown how long he was there. YPD reports his next known whereabouts had been around the Yakima Target on Fair Ave and the Pizza Hut.
Chief Matt Murray says Haddock borrowed a woman's phone to call his mother after 2:15 p.m. He then made several incriminating statements over the phone, and at one point said, "I killed those people."
Haddock reportedly told his mother he intended to kill himself. Murray says Haddock's mother then called 911 with his location, followed by the owner of the phone, who overheard some of the conversation.
Haddock was found by police between Target and Local Roots on 11th Street. He was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m. despite attempts to save his life, according to Murray.