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Deputies involved in Hazel Dell shooting

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Metro Editor
Published: October 29, 2020, 6:23pm

An investigation into a shooting that involved Clark County sheriff’s deputies was continuing late Thursday night. Northeast Highway 99 in Hazel Dell has been closed for hours.

Shortly before 11 p.m., the sheriff’s office issued a statement confirming the shooting. The statement said Camas police would lead the investigation into what happened. Multiple agencies, including the Washington State Patrol, were on scene.

It was unclear whether the person who was shot was armed or had shot first at deputies. His name and condition remain unconfirmed.

The investigation was centered around a parking lot at US Bank, 6829 N.E. Highway 99.

Dispatch records show sheriff’s deputies were sent to that address at 5:29 on a “contact suspect” call.

At 5:56 paramedics and an ambulance were called to that address after a report of a person with a gunshot wound.

A witness at a nearby business told The Columbian he saw an altercation between police and a person who appeared to be running, then heard gunshots.

Joseph Webster, 18, was in the back of the business working with a customer when he heard a screeching of tires across the street at the US Bank parking lot.

“You can’t help but look with all the tires screeching,” he said.

He said he heard “lots of shots.”

After the shooting, the person was taken away in an ambulance and officers began processing the scene.

Columbian Metro Editor