Officer-involved shooting investigation in downtown Vancouver

Vancouver officer-involved shooting investigation. (KPTV/Air 12)

VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - Vancouver police Thursday afternoon shot and killed a man near West 12th and Jefferson Street.

Officers responded to a disturbance call in the area just before 4:45 p.m. According to the police department, a 911 caller reported a male waving a gun and pointing it at passersby.

Police responded, engaged with the suspect and two officers fired their guns, according to a department spokesperson. The man did not survive and the officers were not hurt.

Friends of the man who died Thursday said the guns he was waving around were fake. Police have not confirmed that. The Regional Major Crimes Team is investigating.

The involved officers are on critical incident leave, which is standard department protocol.

No additional information was immediately available for release.

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