A Washington state deputy sheriff was gunned down Friday after a “verbal exchange” with his accused killer, according to reports.
Detective Jeremy Brown, 46, a 15-year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, was shot Friday while conducting surveillance at an apartment complex in Vancouver, KGW-TV reported Saturday.
Brown was at the Pointe Apartments around 7 p.m. when he was mortally wounded, authorities said.
Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Brent Waddell said at a press conference that police received several 911 calls and Brown was found bleeding in his vehicle.
He was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead later in the night, according to KGW.
The sheriff’s office has not released details of what led to the shooting but said three people fled the scene and crashed their vehicle nearby, with two later caught.
Misty Raya, 35, and Abran Raya-Leon, 28, were charged with unrelated felony warrants while police continue to investigate the deputy’s shooting.
An arrest warrant was later issued for Guillermo Raya, 26, in connection to the shooting, with police describing the suspect as armed and dangerous.
“This is a difficult time for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement agencies in Clark County and the surrounding Clark COunty, Portland metro area,” Waddell said in a press release, the station reported.