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News Release
Regional Major Crimes Team update on Vancouver officer involved shooting - 03/08/19

Vancouver, Wash. – On February 28, 2019, at approximately 4:43 p.m., multiple citizens called 911 to report a male in the area of W 12th Street/Jefferson Street pointing handguns at passing vehicles and pedestrians. Vancouver Police responded and located the armed suspect who brandished two pistols at police. The suspect refused police officer commands and pointed a pistol at officers multiple times. Two responding Vancouver Police officers discharged their weapons, shooting the suspect, Micheal Eugene Pierce, 29, who despite receiving prompt medical aid, did not survive.

The Regional Major Crimes Team, led by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, is conducting the investigation into the officer involved shooting. Investigators from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office have determined the suspect was armed with two black and chrome replica pistols (photos of the actual replica pistols the suspect was brandishing are attached, as well as photos of similar model real firearms). 

The investigation is ongoing and any witnesses, who have not been contacted by detectives, are asked to call the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, (360) 397-2120, and provide contact information.

Once the investigation is completed it will be forwarded to the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review.

Nothing further is releasable at this time.





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