Vancouver detectives involved in shooting identified

In a release from the Camas Police Department, which is leading the Regional Major Crimes Team investigation into the incident, the involved officers were identified as Det. Dennis Devlin, 45, and Det. Colton Price, 30.

VANCOUVER — The detectives involved in last week’s officer involved shooting in Vancouver have been identified.

In a release from the Camas Police Department, which is leading the Regional Major Crimes Team investigation into the incident, the involved officers were identified as Det. Dennis Devlin, 45, and Det. Colton Price, 30.

Devlin was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in March 2004. He has been assigned to Patrol, the Neighborhood Response Team and as a detective in the Safe Streets Task Force since October 2015, where he is currently assigned.

Price was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in November 2012. He has been assigned to Patrol and as a detective in the Neighborhood Response Team East since January 2017, where is currently assigned.

A previous release incorrectly stated that Price is with the Safe Streets Task Force.

Per standard department procedure, both officers are on critical incident leave.

On March 7, at approximately 1:40 p.m., detectives from the Safe Streets Task Force and Neighborhood Response Team conducting an investigation involving narcotics trafficking, attempted a traffic stop of a suspect connected to that investigation in the 2500 block of NE 78th Street in Vancouver.

The suspect was uncooperative and was armed with a handgun. Detectives engaged the suspect, which resulted in two Vancouver detectives shooting the suspect, who did not survive. No officers were injured.

The suspect was identified as Carlos M. Hunter, 43, a Vancouver resident.

Nothing further is available for release at this time.

Information provided by the Camas Police Department.

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