Suspect shot and killed by police in Vancouver

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by KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 2:17 PM

VANCOUVER – Members of a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force shot and killed a wanted suspect after the man escalated the situation in Vancouver Friday morning, police said.

Officers responded to the apartment complex near 7500 NE 18th Street with reports of someone possibly down on the ground around 11 a.m.

Officers said the suspect rammed an undercover car prior to the shooting.

Police said the actions of the suspect "escalated the situation and shots were fired by several officers from the task force" after they had gotten out of their car and approached the man.

Neighbors reported hearing six shots. One witness reported seeing a man who had been shot in the driver's seat of a car.

The unidentified suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police took two women and one man into custody for questioning. There were no reports of arrests.

KGW Reporter Mark Hanrahan contributed to this report

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