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.

Crime Scene Stock Photo: Pexels.com
Stock Photo: Pexels.com

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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