Suspect in officer-involved shooting identified

Portland resident Andrew A Williams, 41, was shot and killed after a domestic violence incident Sunday

The suspect in Sunday’s officer-involved shooting in Vancouver has been identified as 41-year-old Portland resident Andrew A. Williams. Williams was shot Sunday by Vancouver Police officers after a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend. Williams died Monday at an area hospital.

The Clark County Medical Examiner reported Wednesday that Williams died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Sunday at about 11:15 p.m., Vancouver Police were dispatched to an assault with a weapon at a residence at the Parc Central Apartments in the Rose Village neighborhood in Vancouver.  According to a news release, Williams had forced entry into an apartment and stabbed his girlfriend. Several people inside the apartment were able to get Williams back outside, where he confronted officers. 

According to Vancouver Police, Williams refused police commands to drop his weapon. Two Vancouver Police officers fired their weapons, striking Williams. 

The victims of the initial domestic violence assault were treated for injuries sustained during the original assault and released the following day from the hospital. 

The two involved Vancouver Police officers have been placed on critical incident leave, per department protocol. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team, led by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

Information from the Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office were used in this report.