Bank robbery suspect shot and killed by officers in Vancouver

Vancouver police shoot and kill bank robber

VANCOUVER, Wash. — An armed bank robbery suspect was shot and killed by police on Tuesday afternoon in east Vancouver, officials said.

No officers were injured in the exchange of gunfire with the suspect.

The shooting occurred near Northeast 73rd Street and Northeast 182nd Avenue. The incident began at about 2:30 p.m. as a bank robbery at IQ Credit Union at 15705 NE Fourth Plain Boulevard.

The suspect wore a ski mask and was armed with a rifle, police said.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the credit union and got into a getaway car. After a short pursuit, the suspect left the initial getaway car behind, took another vehicle and drove away.

Shots were exchanged between the suspect and police during the pursuit. The suspect was shot and killed.

The three Vancouver police officers involved were all placed on leave, which is standard police procedure.

Police do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.

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