Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Release #4

April 26, 2024

The Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Vancouver Police Department, is continuing the Independent Investigation of the officer-involved use of force incident involving deputies from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office on April 13, 2024, at the American Legion located at 14011 NE 20th Avenue.

The firearm recovered near Benjamin Woods will be sent to the Washington State Patrol for testing, the results are pending. The final report from the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office is also pending. 

Detectives from the SWIIRT, which included Detectives from the Camas Police Department, have conducted over 50 witness interviews of people who were inside the American Legion playing bingo, plus staff who were present that day. 

The investigation is continuing and once completed, the case will be forwarded to the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review. 

Additional information will be released as it is available and will be sent out in a media release.