Vancouver Police shot and killed the 16-year-old primary suspect in a Hazel Dell home invasion.
Vancouver Police have identified the person killed in an officer involved shooting Friday night. 16-year-old Douglas Combs was the primary suspect in a Hazel Dell home invasion and a series of armed robberies.
On January 25th around 11:30 p.m., law enforcement officers from the Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff's Office were in the area of 19th/C Street in Vancouver related to an ongoing investigation of a series of armed robberies and a home invasion shooting. During attempted contact with two armed individuals, the circumstances of that contact resulted in a Vancouver Police officer shooting Combs.
He was the primary suspect in three crimes that occurred on January 25, 2013; a home invasion shooting at 1:00 a.m. in the 1100 block of NE Minnehaha Street, an armed robbery of a 711 convenience store at 5:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of NE St. Johns Blvd., and an armed robbery at 6:30 p.m., at a Shell station convenience store at Andresen and Fourth Plain.
The second juvenile, who was with Combs during the police contact at 19th/C Street, is a 16 year old male who was interviewed, arrested and booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
The investigation into the officer involved shooting is continuing and is being conducted by the Camas Police Department.
The name of the police officer is not being released at this time pending continuation of the investigation. He has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is protocol in an officer involved shooting.