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Domestic violence suspect killed by Vancouver police ID’d as Portland man, 41

By , Columbian Breaking News Reporter

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man fatally shot by Vancouver police as a 41-year-old Portland resident.

Andrew A. Williams’ death was caused by a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to the medical examiner. His manner of death is listed as homicide, meaning it resulted from another person’s deliberate action. The ruling does not make any judgments about criminal culpability.

Police say Williams stabbed his girlfriend and injured several other people Sunday night before officers arrived at Parc Central Apartments in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood.

Williams died Monday at a hospital, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, which is leading the Southwest Independent Investigative Response Team investigating the shooting.

The sheriff’s office said Tuesday that “victims of the initial domestic violence assault were treated for injuries sustained during the original assault and released the following day from the hospital.”

Police were dispatched at 11:15 p.m. Sunday to the 2600 block of T Street for a report of an assault with a weapon.

Williams forced his way into the apartment and stabbed his girlfriend, according to the Vancouver Police Department. Several people inside the apartment were able to get him back outside, where he confronted officers, the police department said.

“The suspect refused police commands to drop his weapon. Two Vancouver police officers fired their weapons, striking the suspect,” police said.

The two officers who fired their weapons have been placed on critical incident leave, which is standard procedure following incidents where officers fire their weapons. The officers have not yet been identified.

Columbian Breaking News Reporter