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News Releases
Update: Vancouver Police Officer Involved Shooting April 28 - 05/28/20

The investigation has been finalized and the case has been sent the Clark County Prosecutors Office for evaluation. 


No further information at this time. 

Update: Clark County Missing Juvenile:  Summer Poulson located safe. - 05/18/20

Detectives from Clark County Major Crimes Unit located Summer Poulson and she is safe.    

Sheriff's office requesting help locating missing teen (Photo) - 05/17/20

Summer Poulson, born in 2002, was last seen at 11 pm on Saturday May 16th in the Felida area of Clark County, Washington.  Summer is 17 years old and is considered vunerable.  She is 5'05" 130lbs with brown hair and brown eyes and may have a blue bicycle with her.  Anyone who may know anything about her whereabouts is asked to contact 911.  Recent photos of Summer are attached. 

Update:  Vancouver Police Officer Involved Shooting (April 28, 2020) - 05/14/20

Pictured are the weapons recovered at the officer involved shooting scene (5400 NE Fourth Plain Blvd).  They were in the possession of William Abby at the time of the confrontation of the Vancouver Police Officers.  They are also suspected weapons used in the original assault which the victim was rendered unconscious and was subsequently transported to the hospital for treatment.


This investigation is ongoing and will be presented to the Clark County Prosecutor when complete.


No further information at this time.

Attached Media Files: Metal_Rods_(003).pdf
Update: Vancouver Police department identifies Officers involved in the officer involved shooting April, 28, 2020 - 05/04/20

The involved Vancouver Police Officers are Sergeant Jay Alie, Officer Sammy Abdala and Officer Sean Suarez.

Sergeant Jay Alie (53) was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in January 1997. He has held assignments as a Detective in the Violent Crimes Unit and as an Officer in Patrol. He was promoted to Sergeant in February 2008. He has been assigned as a Sergeant to the West Precinct Neighborhood Response Team and in Patrol. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau.

Officer Sammy Abdala (52) was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in December 2001. He previously worked for the Santa Ana, New Mexico Police Department from February 2000 to December 2001.  Officer Abdala has been assigned to Patrol, as a Detective in the Backgrounds Unit, and as a Neighborhood Police Officer. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau.

Officer Sean Suarez (36) was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in January 2015. He previously worked as a Corrections Officer for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office from October 2007 to January 2015. He has been assigned in Patrol and the Bike Unit. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Operations Bureau.

Following standard department protocol, these officers are on critical incident leave.

Detectives are requesting any individuals who were involved in this incident or filmed part of this incident and have not yet talked to detectives to call the CCSO MCU Tip line at 1-877-CRIME11 or 564-397-2210.

This investigation is ongoing and being conducted by the Clark County Regional Independent Investigation Team.

No further information at this time.

Clark could unify sheriff respond to murder suicide - 05/03/20

At approximately 1330 hours on Sunday May 3rd deputies from the Clark County sheriffs office responded to the 13600 block of NE 319th street for an apparent murder suicide. A male and female adult were located inside a residence. The female appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds while the male appears to have a single self inflicted gunshot wound. Detectives with the Clark County Major Crimes Unit  are investigating. Names will not be released pending notification of next of kin.