Police in Vancouver shot and killed a man Tuesday who they say was wanted in connection with multiple armed robberies.
A detective from the Vancouver Police Department’s Neighborhood Response Team spotted the suspect at about 5:30 p.m. and saw him go into the Safeway store at Mill Plain Boulevard and Andresen Road.
Two more Vancouver police detectives and a Clark County sheriff’s deputy were at the scene by the time the man came out of the store. Police say when he saw them he dropped his groceries, pulled out a gun and ran away.
Then as police pursued him, he shot at them, according to a Vancouver Police Department press release. All four law enforcement officers returned fire, hitting the suspect. They provided emergency aid, but the man died at the scene.
Police have not released the man’s name.
The four officers involved were not injured. They have been placed on critical incident leave. The Lower Columbia Major Crimes Team is investigating.