While investigators have yet to disclose more information about the shooting, at least three of the involved officers have been involved in shootings in the past, records show. One of them was fatal. All three have been ruled justified.
Court documents show Vancouver police started the investigation into Karuo after he allegedly pointed a handgun at a man in a parking lot on Sept. 29. Vancouver police had also placed a GPS tracker on Karuo’s white 2003 Ford Expedition, which was in place the night he died.
The release is the first information shedding light on why Clark County Sheriff's deputies sought to arrest Karuo on Oct. 17. Deputies ultimately forced Karuo's car into a berm and, according to investigators, fired at him after he aimed a gun.