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Two injured in officer-involved shooting in Hazel Dell

By Mark Bowder Columbian

A sheriff’s deputy and a man wanted in a hit-and-run case were injured late Monday in an officer-involved shooting in Hazel Dell, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

A bulletin from the sheriff’s office said the incident began about 11:50 p.m. when deputies responded to a reported hit-and-run crash in the Felida area.

Deputies located the fleeing vehicle and began pursuit, which ended in Hazel Dell when the suspect’s vehicle crashed, the bulletin said. The man in the car ran from the crash and deputies chased him.

“During the process of apprehending the suspect, a deputy fired his weapon,” the bulletin said.

Details of how the shooting transpired were not released.

Both the suspect and one of the deputies on scene were receiving treatment at a hospital, the bulletin said.

The shooting is being investigated by the Regional Major Crimes Team, the bulletin said.

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