SW Washington deputies kill man, believing woman was being held against her will


Clark County deputies shot and killed a man in Brush Prairie early Tuesday morning after receiving a welfare call, the sheriff’s office said.

A woman called 911 around midnight because she was worried for her mother’s safety, officials said. The sheriff’s office came to believe the woman’s mother was being held against her will by a male relative.

Deputies arrived at the location in the 12500 block of Northeast 152nd Avenue and tried to arrest the man, but he pulled out what “appeared to be a firearm,” prompting deputies to shoot, according to statements from the sheriff’s office and Vancouver police. He was pronounced dead by first responders.

No deputies were injured, and the female victim was taken to a hospital to be evaluated. Officials did not say whether the woman was injured.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Vancouver Police Department did not name the victim or suspect, nor would officials confirm whether the 911 caller’s mother was in fact being held against her will as deputies had suspected. The sheriff’s office said all of the deputies were wearing body cameras and that video of the incident eventually will be released.