VANCOUVER, Wash. – A bank robbery suspect was shot and wounded by police Thursday afternoon, according to police.
Vancouver Police said a man walked into the Wells Fargo Bank at 8211 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive just before 3:30 p.m. and robbed it. The man flashed a handgun and fled on foot with money, according to witnesses.
Police confronted the suspect, a man in his 20s, just outside a Ross Dress for Less across the street from the bank. The man was then shot once in the hip by Officer Jeffrey Anaya, who was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in January. He was placed on paid administrative leave, which is stand procedure in officer-involved shootings.
Because of witness descriptions of the suspect, police were able to locate him about 10 minutes after the robbery. The money was recovered.
The suspect was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The name of the suspect won't be released until he gets out of the hospital and is booked in jail, according to police. The suspect is in stable condition.