Officer-involved shooting reported near Battle Ground

Sheriff's office reports there were no injuries and the suspect is in custody

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Updated: November 7, 2013, 3:33 PM

 

The Clark County Regional Major Crimes Team is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Thursday morning in a rural Battle Ground neighborhood.

A deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service fired at the car of a fleeing wanted man about 10:30 a.m. in the 7800 block of Northeast 239th Street, according to Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Fred Neiman.

Deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service were in the area attempting to take a wanted felon into custody when the man fled in a vehicle toward a deputy marshal, Neiman said in a press release.

The deputy marshal fired a service weapon during the escape attempt, Neiman said, but nobody was hit and no one was injured.

The wanted man’s car crashed into a tree, and he was taken into custody. His name and alleged charges were not released.

Neiman said that there are no other wanted people related to this incident and said there is no reason to believe there is any threat to the community.

No further information about the incident was released.

The regional major crimes team is continuing its investigating into the shooting and vehicle crash.