Clark County Deputies Shoot, Kill Suspect After Pursuit

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say police shot and killed an assault suspect after a pursuit near Vancouver in southwest Washington.

The Columbian reports that about 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Clark County deputies tried to stop a car in the Orchards area associated with someone they say they had probable cause to arrest for first-degree assault with a handgun.

The person wouldn’t pull over, so deputies gave chase.

Deputies used their cars to block the suspect, but authorities say the suspect got out of the car armed with a handgun and wouldn’t obey orders to put it down so officers shot him.

The Southwest Washington Regional Independent Investigation Team is investigating.