Police: Officer shoots armed suspect in Vancouver

Police: Officer shoots armed suspect in Vancouver
(Photo courtesy: Marcus Griffith)

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A Vancouver police officer shot and wounded an armed suspect early Thursday morning, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a large group of people fighting near 704 Main Street around 1 a.m., according to police spokeswoman Kim Kapp. Witnesses told police that at least one person involved in the fight had a gun.

Kapp said officers heard several gunshots when they arrived near the scene. They found one man who had been shot in the foot.

While searching for the suspect, officers were confronted by an armed man who ignored officer commands, Kapp said in a news release.

One officer shot the suspect.

The suspect’s injuries are not life-threatening, Kapp said. Medics took him to a hospital where he was treated and then taken to the Clark County Jail.

Vancouver police identified the suspect as 21-year-old Darryl E. Humphrey.

He faces charges of attempted murder and first-degree assault.

Marcus Griffith lives nearby and witnessed the shooting. He said he saw the suspect in handcuffs after it happened.

"Whatever wound he had, he was able to, like, move around," Griffith said. "He was conscious. He was yelling threats and vulgarities at the police officers, so he appeared to be in stable condition."

Police say there are no outstanding suspects.

The name of the officer who shot the suspect has not been released.

The man who was shot in the foot refused medical treatment, Kapp said.