Suspect in Sunday’s officer-involved shooting dies

Domestic violence incident led to shooting of unidentified male

The suspect in the Vancouver Police Officer involved shooting that occurred on Sunday night has died at an area hospital as a result of injuries sustained during the incident.  The Clark County Medical Examiner is determining the cause of death and the positive identification of the deceased victim.  

On Sunday (Oct. 4) 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.  The 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 Vancouver Police, the suspect refused police commands to drop his weapon. Two Vancouver Police officers fired their weapons, striking the suspect. 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 in this report provided by Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office.