The Yakima County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a fatal shooting from Sunday afternoon near Wapato.

Elderly man was arguing with wife prior to shooting

Around 3:30 PM Deputies were called to the 2100 block of Ashue Road, a location about two miles northwest of Wapato.

The initial report given to authorities was two grandparents arguing then a shot was fired.

When Deputies arrived, they found the deceased woman in a bedroom. They were able to interview an adult grandchild as well as the deceased woman's husband. During the argument, a firearm was produced and one shot was fired. The husband, whose name was not yet released, admitted to firing the weapon.

The deceased woman has been identified as 74-year-old Olivia Lucille Lawrence from Wapato, her autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24th.

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Yakima County officials say the man was taken into custody and is facing 1st. Degree Manslaughter charges. The investigation continues, no other details have been released.

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