Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Release #1

February 20, 2024

The Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Vancouver Police Department, is conducting the Independent Investigation of the Officer-Involved Use of Force incident which occurred on February 20, 2024, at approximately 12:05 a.m., in the 12500 block of NE 152nd Avenue in Clark County. 

Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the location to conduct a welfare check on a female who family members believed was being held against her will by a male family member. Upon arriving on the scene, deputies attempted to detain the male subject who produced what appeared to be a firearm, which led to an officer-involved shooting. The male subject was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The Washington State Patrol Crime Scene Response Team is assisting with processing evidence.  The investigation of the officer-involved shooting is being led by the Vancouver Police Department. Investigation of any crime(s) associated with the initial call for service will be investigated by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

Additional information will be released as it becomes available and will be sent out via media release.