Vancouver, WA. – A Clark County Deputy Sheriff was shot and killed Friday night, the following manhunt for suspects resulted in two being detained, and one suspect still on the run.

Authorities have released limited information due to the ongoing investigation.  The incident began at the Pointe Apartments on NE 109th Avenue after shots fired were reported around 7PM, CBS KOIN reported.

The deputy was shot and rushed to a local hospital where they later died.  The deputy’s name has not been released.

Neighbors at the apartment complex reported hearing about five gunshots. Numerous law enforcement agencies responded to the shooting scene, CBS KOIN reported.

A standoff with at least one suspect at The Pointe Apartments began and SWAT officers were heard ordering someone to come out at least a dozen times.  At around 11:30 p.m., a KATU reporter at the scene said SWAT had gone into the apartment complex.

In a statement Friday night, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said:

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“It is with great sadness the Clark County Sheriff’s Office is informing the community a deputy was killed in the line of duty this evening. This is a difficult time for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement agencies in Clark County and the surrounding Clark County, Portland metro area. Clark County law enforcement appreciates the support and understanding of the community in these tough times. The investigation is in its early stages and information will be release as it becomes available.”

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the murdered deputy’s family, friends and department.

This piece was written by Ray Dietrich on July 24, 2021. It originally appeared in and is used by permission.

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