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Washington Sheriff’s Deputy Murdered

Vancouver, WA – A Clark County sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot in the line of duty on Friday night.

The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. on July 23 at The Pointe Apartments on Northeast 109th and Burton, near where State Route 500 meets Interstate 205, OPB reported.

After the shooting, SWAT officers were deployed to the scene and a standoff with multiple barricaded suspects ensued, KATU reported.

Officers could be heard calling repeatedly for somebody inside the residence to come outside with their hands up.

KATU reported that SWAT officers made entry to the residence at about 11:30 p.m.

Clark County Sheriff’s Sergeant Brent Waddell confirmed that a sheriff’s deputy had been killed but said he couldn’t go into the specifics of what led up to the shooting, KATU reported.

The Vancouver Police Department said that two suspects had been taken into custody, OPB reported.

Police said they were still searching for a third suspect in the shooting.

Residents in the area were asked to shelter in place in their homes while the manhunt for that person continued, KPTV reported.

“Report any suspicious activity to 911. Stay in your residence,” Sgt. Waddell said. “There’s K-9 teams, airplanes – all sorts of things going on.”

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has not yet identified the deputy who was killed.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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