VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) – The Clark County Sheriff's Office identified the deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty Friday night.
Authorities have not released many details as of Saturday morning, but they did say two persons of interest are in custody and a third is still wanted.
It happened near The Pointe Apartments off of I-205, northeast of 109th Street in East Vancouver. It's unclear what led to the fatal shooting.
A jeep and van -both with shattered windows - just towed from the scene here at Pointe Apartments in Vancouver. Police investigating after Clark Co Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and killed. #fox12Oregon @VancouverPDUSA @ClarkCoSheriff pic.twitter.com/ziATxLhpVf— Marilyn Deutsch (@marilyndeutsch) July 24, 2021
Police were looking for two men and a woman Friday night in connection with the shooting death. Residents in the area were asked to stay in their homes while the manhunt continued.
The deputy was identified as 46-year-old Sargent Jeremy Brown, a 15-year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff's Office. During his time with the sheriff's office, he worked as corrections and patrol deputy.
There was a massive police presence at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Friday night, followed by a procession of law enforcement vehicles leaving the hospital.
"This is a difficult time for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement agencies in Clark County and the surrounding Clark County, Portland metro area," the sheriff's office said in a prepared statement. "Clark County law enforcement appreciates the support and understanding of the community in these tough times."
A resident of The Pointe Apartments called the tragedy "disconcerting."
"I've lived here for four years, and this has always been one of the best apartments in town. And this is a couple times in a week we've had gunshots here. So it makes me wonder whether the whole town is growing more unsafe, whether it's an isolated incident, or it's just these apartments."
Saturday evening, Vancouver Police Department identified three suspects were identified in connection with Sergeant Brown's death. They were identified as Abran Raya-Leon, 28, and Misty M. Raya, 35. Both were arrested on unrelated felony warrants. The third suspect, Guillermo O. Raya, remains outstanding and is considered armed and dangerous.