Suspect, victim and other individuals transported to area hospital with injuries
A domestic violence incident led to an officer-involved shooting in Vancouver Sunday night, The suspect, the victim and other individuals were all transported to an area hospital with injuries.
On Sunday (Oct. 4) at about 11:15 p.m., Vancouver Police were dispatched to an assault with a weapon at a residence in the 2600 block of T Street. A male suspect had forced entry into an apartment and stabbed his girlfriend. Several people inside the apartment were able to get the suspect back outside, where he confronted officers.
According to a report from the Vancouver Police Department, the suspect refused police commands to drop his weapon. Two Vancouver Police officers fired their weapons, striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to an area hospital.
Three individuals who were inside the apartment and struggled with the suspect during the initial altercation were also transported to the hospital, as was the female victim who was stabbed.
The two involved Vancouver Police officers have been placed on critical incident leave, per department protocol.
The investigation into the officer-involved shooting will be conducted by the Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team, led by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.