Vancouver Police investigate burglary

The Regional Major Crimes Team, led by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating the officer involved shooting

VANCOUVER — The Regional Major Crimes Team, led by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place early Sunday morning.

On Sun., Oct. 13, at 12:06 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a commercial alarm at 6714 NE 18th Street. 

Responding officers located evidence of a burglary and a male was seen inside the building. While officers were setting up containment around the building, the suspect exited the building in a vehicle and a Vancouver Police Officer fired a shot. A pursuit of the suspect vehicle ensued and the vehicle was located abandoned in the area of E 5th Street/S Blandford Dr. The suspect was not located.

The involved officer is Corporal Roger Evans, 48. Evans was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in May 1998. He previously worked as a police officer for the Gatlinburg Tennessee Police Department from May 1995-May 1998. Evans has been assigned in patrol, special operations and as a K9 handler with the Vancouver Police Department. He was promoted to the rank of corporal in December 2018. He is currently assigned to West Precinct patrol.

Following standard department protocol, he is on critical incident leave.

The officer involved shooting investigation is being handled by the Regional Major Crimes Team, led by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

All inquiries related to the officer involved shooting should be directed to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.

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