Police said Friday morning that a suspected bank robber shot by police remains in the hospital in stable condition.
Vancouver police Sgt. Scott Creager said the robber, whose name has not been released, was shot in the upper leg. He is expected to survive; doctors are unsure whether to perform surgery.
Meanwhile, the investigation into the robbery and shooting continues. The officer, whose name also has not been released, will be interviewed later Friday, police said.
Police may release the officer’s name Friday, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.
The suspect’s name and the potential charges will be released when he is released from the hospital and booked into the Clark County Jail, Kapp said.
The bandit robbed the Vancouver Mall Drive branch of the Wells Fargo Bank about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
He left with a bank bag in hand and fled in the direction of the Ross Dress for Less store, where he was reportedly shot, police said.
The officer was placed on paid leave, as is standard in officer-related shootings.