Jeremy Brown clark county sheriff shot at the pointe apartments vancouver wa

Two people arrested in connection with the death of a Washington state sheriff's deputy in the line of duty.

A sheriff's deputy was killed Friday night in southern Washington, and two people have been arrested in connection with the case.

Deputy Jeremy Brown of the Clark County Sheriff's Office was fatally shot outside an apartment building in Vancouver, Oregon, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting.

According to the Columbian, two people of interest were detained later Friday night. As of Saturday afternoon, cops were still looking for a third person.

The precise circumstances surrounding Brown's death remain unknown. The Columbian reported that witnesses at The Pointe Apartments, where the shooting occurred, reported hearing gunshots around 7 p.m. Numerous law enforcement vehicles rushed to the scene.

According to OPB, Brown was a member of a southern Washington anti-drug task force. Numerous unmarked vehicles, most likely undercover, were involved in the initial police response, neighbors reported.

Following the shooting, officers surrounded a building in the apartment complex, and one woman surrendered about an hour later, according to the Columbian. At approximately 11 p.m., a SWAT team entered the building but exited without locating any suspects.

Brown worked for the Clark County Sheriff's Office for 13 years and also served in the Marines from 1993 to 1995, according to OPB. The last time a Clark County deputy was assassinated was in 2004.

Jeremy Brown clark county sheriff shot