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Credit union armed robbery suspect shot, killed by police in Vancouver

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

A credit union armed robbery suspect was shot and killed by police in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers responded to a robbery report at the iQ Credit Union on the 15700 block of Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard at 2:15 p.m.  

Witnesses said the suspect was wearing a ski mask and had a rifle. Police said the suspect got away with cash and drove off in a white vehicle. 

Officers arrived in the area and spotted the suspect in a nearby grocery store parking lot getting out of the white vehicle and into a second vehicle. 

Officers attempted to stop the suspect and a chase ensued. Police initiated a PIT maneuver and investigators said gunfire was exchanged between three officers and the suspect. 

“Then there was all this gun fire, that’s when I dropped down to the bed," said nearby neighbor, Chelsea Beck. 

Beck said she heard about 15 gunshots. 

"It was rather scary," said Beck.

No officers were injured, but police said the suspect was killed. Detectives said they do not believe there are any outstanding suspects in connection with this case. 

"Well it's a little scary, because it's the rural area here where you sort of feel like you left the city limits," said neighbor, Nancy Seiff. 

There were no reports of injuries at the credit union.

Detectives were processing three crime scenes Tuesday evening: The credit union, the vehicle exchange location and the shooting scene. 

The three involved officers, all with the Vancouver Police Department, were placed on critical incident leave. 

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