Man Who Shot Washington State Sheriff Killed in Police Shootout
Cowlitz County in the state of Washington was in a state of shock yesterday when news emerged that a deputy in the Sherriff’s office for the country was shot to death when he was responding to a call related to a disabled vehicle. Following the shocking incident, the office of the Cowlitz Country Sherriff released a post on Facebook in which they laid out the details of the incident. It stated, “The shooting occurred near the 100 block of Fallert Road, near Kalama River Road. The Sheriff’s Office has requested assistance from the Clark County Major Crimes Unit with the investigation. Deputies have located a person of interest in the shooting and are following up on other leads related to the case.”However, the police did not sit on mourning for their fallen comrade and instead a manhunt commenced to arrest the man who had shot the 29-year-old Deputy Justin DeRosier.
The deputy was shot on Saturday and at 7 in the evening by Sunday, the police got reports that an individual who could be the main suspect in the affair had been spotted at Spencer Creek Road. A pair of police officers reached the scene as soon as they possibly could, and upon seeing them approaching, the man bolted out of the forest area. He had a firearm with him and in the exchange of fire between him and the police; the suspect was shot to death. Two of his suspected accomplices have also been arrested in relation to the whole affair.
The Sherriff’s office took to Facebook again in order to confirm this incident. In its statement, they posted, Officers arrived on the scene and engaged with the suspect resulting in shots being fired. There were no officer injuries, and the suspect has died. The investigation is being conducted by the Vancouver Police Department. The statement refused to give any further information regarding the affair, and it is believed that investigations are still being done on the possible motives behind the attack on the deputy. It is particularly shocking since the death of Deputy DeRosier is the first incident of its kind in Cowlitz County Sheriff’s history.