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Suspect shot, killed after ramming Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy vehicle

The shooting happened early this morning in the Orchards area

ORCHARDS — A Clark County Deputy was involved in a deadly shooting early this morning in the Orchards area.

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According to a release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were responding to reports of a stolen vehicle in the area just after 4:30 a.m. The vehicle was located in the area of NE 109th Avenue and NE 71st Street, with a single suspect inside.

The Sheriff’s office says the suspect rammed a vehicle occupied by a deputy, who suffered minor injuries, then was shot and killed at the scene. It wasn’t immediately clear if the deputy who was hit was the one who fired the shots. The deputy who was rammed reportedly suffered minor injuries and was treated then released from a local hospital. The deputy has been placed on critical incident leave, per department policy.

The name of the suspect who died, as well as the deputy’s identity, are not being released at this time.

The Vancouver Regional Major Crimes Team, along with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit are handling the investigation.

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Chris Brown comes to Clark County Today with 15 years of local news experience as a reporter, editor, and anchor at KXL News Radio and KOIN-6 TV in Portland. In 2016, he won an Oregon Association of Broadcaster's award for Best Investigative Reporting for a series on America's Violent Youth. He has also been awarded by the Associated Press for Best Breaking News coverage as editor of Portland's Morning News following the 2015 school shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The second oldest of eight home-schooled children, Brown graduated from high school two years early. After several odd jobs, he earned an internship at KXL Radio, eventually working his way into a full-time job. Brown has lived in Clark County his entire life, and is very excited at the opportunity to now focus full-time on the significant stories happening in his own back yard, rather than across “the river.’’ After a few years in Vancouver, he recently moved back to Battle Ground with his wife and two young daughters. When he's not working to report what's happening in Clark County, Brown enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, taking pictures, or working in the yard. He also actually does enjoy long walks on the beach, and sunsets.

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