Vancouver officer involved in shooting identified

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian Breaking News Reporter



The Vancouver police officer who reportedly shot a man during a disturbance Saturday night was identified as Christopher Douville, 29.

Just before 11 p.m. Saturday, Vancouver police responded to a disturbance at a home, 16021 N.E. 37th, for a report of a man armed with a gun and threatening family members, according to police.

On-duty SWAT members and patrol officers arrived and located Cacy L. Jordan, 37, who refused officer’s commands and was shot, police said.

Jordan suffered injuries described as not life threatening and remained hospitalized Monday, according to Vancouver Police Spokeswoman Kim Kapp.

Douville has been employed by the Vancouver Police Department since April 2013 and previously was employed with the Spokane Police Department from August 2008 to April 2013.

While working in Spokane, Douville was involved in a shooting that was ruled justified by the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office. In that incident, which took place in December 2010, Douville and another officer shot Jeremy Groom who didn’t respond to commands to drop his pistol, which he had pointed at another man.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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