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Vancouver bank robbery suspect dies in officer-involved shooting

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Scene of officer-involved shooting in Battle Ground on Monday. (KPTV) Scene of officer-involved shooting in Battle Ground on Monday. (KPTV)
Kenneth Allen Pointer (2012 Multnomah County Jail booking photo on DUII charges) Kenneth Allen Pointer (2012 Multnomah County Jail booking photo on DUII charges)
BATTLE GROUND, WA (KPTV) -

A man who robbed a bank in Vancouver, led law enforcement on a chase and exchanged gunfire with a deputy died at the hospital, according to police.  

The man was identified Tuesday as 43-year-old Kenneth Allen Pointer of Portland.

Police responded to an alarm call at the U.S. Bank on the 1600 block of Main Street at 1:59 p.m. Monday.

The man got away with cash, but the money contained a tracking device. The Vancouver Police Department, Clark County Sheriff's Office and Washington State Patrol tracked the suspect's vehicle as it traveled through the city limits of Vancouver.

At 2:16 p.m., a deputy conducted a pit maneuver on the suspect's SUV near Northeast 219th Street and Northeast 10th Avenue in the Battle Ground area.

The deputy fired at the suspect, and investigators said gunfire was exchanged.

Pointer was taken to the hospital. His condition was not immediately released, but police said Tuesday that he did not survive his injuries.

The Clark County Medical Examiner has not yet released further information about the manner and cause of death.

The Regional Major Crimes Team is continuing to investigate.

Pointer was booked into the Multnomah County Jail in 2012 on charges of DUII and careless driving. 

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