April 14, 2019 – In Breaking News – Fox News
The man suspected of fatally shooting a Washington state sheriff’s deputy Saturday night was killed in a shootout with authorities on Sunday and two other men were arrested, police said.
Deputy Justin DeRosier, 29, was shot and killed in the line of duty after responding to a report of a disabled vehicle blocking a roadway northeast of Kalama around 10 p.m., the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.
He was shot soon afterwards and died during surgery, officials said. The shooting prompted a manhunt for the suspect or suspects responsible for DeRosier’s death.
(A 29-year-old Kelso native and new father, Justin DeRosier, died in the line of duty as a Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy on April 14. Courtesy of KOIN 6 and YouTube. Posted on Apr 15, 2019.)
On Sunday around 7:00 p.m., officers responded to reports of a suspicious person near Spencer Creek Road, in Kalama, the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office said.
When the officers arrived, the suspect exchanged gunfire with the officers and was killed.
None of the officers were injured in the shootout, The Oregonian reported.
Authorities have not released the identity of the suspect or the two men who were arrested. No additional details were released.
“Deputy DeRosier made a huge impact in his short career and will forever live in our hearts and mind,” the sheriff’s office wrote.
(A candlelight vigil was held Sunday, April 14 at Lake Sacajawea for slain officer Deputy Justin DeRosier. Courtesy of DailyNews Reporter and YouTube. Posted on Apr 14, 2019.)
Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Deputy Justin DeRosier, both blood and blue. Thank you for your bravery in serving the citizens of Cowlitz County with pride and distinction. You will not be forgotten.
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