Photos: Dramatic citizen photos of Vancouver shooting

Photos: Dramatic citizen photos of Vancouver shooting

Credit: Marcus Griffith for KGW

About 1:20 a.m., Marcus Griffith said a second man approached police and gunfire rang out. Both wounded men were kept at bay by officers with guns. One of the men in the dispute is led away in this photo.

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by Marcus Griffith for KGW

kgw.com

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 1:59 PM

VANCOUVER -- Police shot a man in downtown Vancouver early Thursday morning after responding to reports of a man shot in the foot.

The incident at 6th and Main unfolded about 1 a.m., when officers were dispatched to a report of a man shot in the foot after a dispute.

Officers arrived and encountered a second man, who had a gun. He was shot by officers. Both men were expected to survive their wounds.

Witness Marcus Griffith told KGW he was looking out his bedroom window about 1 a.m. and noticed police with someone in custody. About 1:20, he heard gunfire and called 911. Officers ordered passersby to lie on the ground.

He then saw a man on the ground between 6th and 7th on  with officers pointing weapons at him. He appeared to have a gunshot wound to his side, Griffith said.

He commended responding officers for defusing the situation and protecting innocent citizens.

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