Update provided on Oct. 17 officer-involved shooting

Interviews with the involved deputies and other witness officers conducted and evidence submitted to the Washington state crime lab for processing

VANCOUVER – The investigation by the SW Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIR) into the Oct. 17 officer-involved shooting involving deputies from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office is continuing. 

Interviews with the involved deputies and other witness officers conducted and evidence submitted to the Washington state crime lab for processing.
File photo.

Since the last communication from the SWIIR, investigators conducted interviews with the involved deputies and other witness officers and submitted evidence to the Washington state crime lab for processing. 

Over the past few days, questions have been sent to the SWIIR regarding the Sept. 29 Assault investigation, in which Kfin Karuo was identified as a suspect, and the involvement of the Vancouver Police Department in that investigation. That incident was being investigated by the Vancouver Police Department Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF) and a bulletin regarding that case was distributed to law enforcement on Oct. 7. No detectives from the SSTF were involved in the Oct. 17 officer-involved shooting and no detectives from the SSTF are part of the SWIIR. 

Updates regarding the officer involved shooting investigation will be sent out at least once per week, via media release, from the SW Washington Independent Investigative Response Team.  

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department. 

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