A deputy sheriff in Washington state was shot and murdered in the line of duty on Friday night, prompting authorities to seek suspects.
In an early news conference, Clark County Sheriff Sgt. Brent Waddell claimed the deputy was hospitalized after being “seriously hurt,” but by 11:30 p.m., the agency confirmed the officer had died.
According to The Columbian, two individuals of interest have been apprehended, and a hunt for a third is underway.
According to local ABC station KATU, police were involved in a late-night confrontation with someone at a Vancouver apartment complex.
“For the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement agencies in Clark County, and the surrounding Clark County, Portland metro region, this is a tough moment. In these trying times, Clark County law enforcement appreciates the community’s support and understanding “In a press statement, the agency stated. The inquiry is still going on.