At 16:20 Hrs today, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle crash off the roadway at Five Corners 76th Street and 94th Ave. Witnesses reported the crashed vehicle had been driving erratically prior to the crash and that the vehicle was operated by an adult woman. According to witnesses the female driver walked away from the crash scene while yelling.
At 16:42 Hrs. a resident a few blocks north of the crash scene called 911 reporting that a female was attempting to force her way into his home. The homeowner managed to keep the female out. Deputies responded to the area. Two Clark County deputies confronted the female in the back yard of a residence at 9606 NE 81st Street. The female was armed with a hammer and a knife and attacked the deputies. The female was shot and died at the scene. Deputies provided emergency first aid immediately following the shooting. Neither deputy was injured in the encounter.
The shooting investigation is being conducted by Vancouver Police Major Crimes Unit. The two deputies are on paid Critical Incident Leave, per agency policy.
No further information is being released at this time.