A Clark County sheriff’s deputy was shot and seriously injured Friday evening in Vancouver.
Sgt. Brent Waddell, a Clark County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, said the deputy was taken to a hospital. His condition wasn’t immediately clear.
The shooting happened at The Pointe Apartments just east of Interstate 205. Several people have been arrested, according to The Columbian.
Waddell declined to detail the circumstances of the shooting during a brief news conference, citing an ongoing investigation.
He said authorities were looking for suspects who “should be considered to be armed and dangerous.”
“I anticipate that there will be a large police presence throughout the night,” Waddell told reporters.
The center of the Northeast 109th Avenue apartment complex was cordoned off with police tape as of 10 p.m. Residents asked to leave their homes sat watching the scene over the yellow tape — some in their pajamas holding blankets.
A SWAT van was parked outside what appears to be a four-unit building, and someone shined a spotlight on a window in the lower right corner of the structure. Heavily armed officers were using a public address system to speak to any occupants.
Earlier in the evening, the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency and law enforcement officials asked people to stay away from the area of Interstate 205 near Northeast 87th Street.
“If you live in this area PLEASE stay in your home,” authorities said on Facebook.
The deputy who was shot has not been publicly identified.
— Jack Forrest