Officer-involved shooting takes place in Camas

Unidentified suspect shot by Camas Police officer, later died at hospital

CAMAS — An unidentified man was shot and later died in an officer-involved shooting late Thursday.

At 9:16 p.m. Thursday, members of the Camas Police Department and Washougal Police Department responded to a call of a disturbance involving a weapon in the area of NE 2nd Avenue and Joy Street.  Upon arrival, officers made verbal contact with a male adult.  

The subject was initially non-compliant and was observed to have a handgun according to a news release from the Vancouver Police Department.  During the incident, a Camas Police Officer fired his weapon at the suspect. Medical attention was given at the scene and the suspect was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest, where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Regional Major Crimes Team.  No further information is available at this time.  

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.