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News Release
Clark County Sheriff's Office Deputies Involved in Shooting - 02/20/24

Just after midnight on 2/20/24, Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies responded to a welfare check in Brush Prairie after a woman called 911, stating she was concerned for her mother’s safety. As the investigation continued, it appeared the woman’s mother may have been held against her will by a male family member. 

Upon arriving on the scene, deputies attempted to detain the male subject. The male then produced what appeared to be a firearm, which led to an officer-involved shooting. Deputies immediately attempted to provide life-saving aid to the male, but he was later pronounced deceased by fire department/EMS personnel. No deputies were physically injured. The female victim was transported to a hospital for evaluation. Five CCSO deputies are now on Critical Incident Leave, per standard protocol. 

The information is preliminary, and this is an ongoing investigation. The SW Washington Independent Investigation Team (SWIIRT), led by the Vancouver Police Department, will be investigating the shooting. Additionally, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has notified the Washington State Office of Independent Investigations. 

As part of CCSO’s Body Worn Camera (BWC) Program, each of the involved deputies was wearing a BWC and the incident was captured on camera. Video of the incident will be released at a later time. 

In compliance with WAC 139-12, Clark County Sheriff’s Office personnel will not be involved in this investigation.

  • All future communications will be sent via the SWIIRT.
  • The SWIIRT will release the names of the involved deputies.
  • The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the deceased.
  • Once the SWIIRT investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

No further information is available at this time.

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