Sunday around 2:22 a.m., Clark County Sheriff's deputies initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle associated with an individual they had probable cause to arrest for Assault 1 with a handgun. The suspect failed to comply with a traffic stop and a pursuit ensued. CCSO deputies conducted a successful PIT maneuver in the area of NE 122ndAvenue/ NE 49thStreet and the vehicle was immobilized.
The suspect exited the vehicle, armed with a handgun and failed to comply with deputies. A subsequent officer involved shooting occurred. The suspect was located a short distance away deceased in possession of a handgun.
The Southwest Washington Regional Independent Investigation Team is conducting the investigation and future press releases.
Involved deputies were placed on critical incident leave per standard protocol.
Source: Clark County Sheriff's Office