After Washington state sheriff's deputy fatally shot, 2 arrests

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After Washington state sheriff's deputy fatally shot, 2 arrests

Two people were arrested after a Washington state sheriff's deputy was fatally shot in the line of duty Friday night.

After an "exhaustive search," a 28-year-old man, Abran Raya-Leon, and a 35-year-old woman, Misty M. Raya, were arrested on unrelated felony warrants, Vancouver, Washington, police said in a press release on Saturday night.

PHOTO: Guillermo O. Raya is shown in these mugshots released by the Vancouver Police Department on July 24, 2021.  Raya is being sought in connection with the shooting of Clark County Sheriff's Office Detective Sargeant Jeremy Brown on July 23, 2021. (Vancouver Police Department)
PHOTO: Guillermo O. Raya is shown in these mugshots released by the Vancouver Police Department on July 24, 2021. Raya is being sought in connection with the shooting of Clark County Sheriff's Office Detective Sargeant Jeremy Brown on July 23, 2021. (Vancouver Police Department)

Another man, Guillermo O. Raya, 26, is still being sought, police said.

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The deputy involved in the shooting that unfolded around 7 p.m. has been identified as Clark County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sergeant Jeremy Brown.

Brown was in his vehicle conducting surveillance at 3508 NE 109th Avenue, according to police. Other units in the area on the same detail were unable to reach Brown on radio, and around the same time, a citizen reported hearing gunshots, saw a man bleeding inside a vehicle and called 911, police said.

PHOTO: Law enforcement conduct a search in pursuit of three suspects in the fatal shooting of a Clark County, Wash. Deputy Sheriff in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, July 23, 2021. (KATU)
PHOTO: Law enforcement conduct a search in pursuit of three suspects in the fatal shooting of a Clark County, Wash. Deputy Sheriff in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, July 23, 2021. (KATU)

Two men and a woman fled the area by vehicle and were pursued by police, officials said. Their vehicle crashed near Padden Parkway and Interstate 205. Police said the three then fled on foot.

Police said Guillermo O. Raya is considered armed and dangerous, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest in connection with the shooting.

"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. Clark County law enforcement appreciates the support and understanding of the community in these tough times," the department said in a news release.

The investigation is continuing and nothing further is releasable at this time, police said.

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