Victims Identified In Kennewick Gum Street Shooting
Kennewick Police has released the names of the victims from the Gum Street shooting that occurred on August 25th.
KPD released a press release with updates on the victims of Wednesday's Gum Street shooting.
Here are the new details of the case:
On August 25, 2021, at 12:06 pm, KPD and KFD responded to the 4300 block of S. Gum St. where two deceased adults were located. A preliminary investigation indicated they may be involved in the SIU investigation.
On August 26, 2021, Kennewick Police Department CID and the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab processed the crime scene at the S. Gum St. address. During the investigation, it was determined that someone had intentionally set fire to the interior of the residence.
The two deceased adults located inside the residence were identified as Daniel Kaufman (75) and Vickie Kaufman (68) of Kennewick, WA. The preliminary investigation has shown that Daniel and Vickie likely died of apparent gunshot wounds. The next of kin has been notified.
This is an ongoing homicide investigation being conducted by the KPD Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information regarding the incident, please call the Kennewick Police Department.
Ryan Kaufman, their son, had started several fires and shot and killed his parents later was either shot or killed on Van Giesen by the Richland Police Department.
The truck that Kaufman was driving was engulfed in flames after firing at Richland Police.
The victims have now been identified but it was suspected that Kaufman had killed his parents. You can read more details on the case here.