VANCOUVER -- Police officers investigating a series of armed robberies and a home invasion in Vancouver came across two armed men and fatally shot one of them.

Police say the men, who have not been identified, were related to the ongoing investigation, but did not release additional details.

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The Columbian reports the man who was killed reportedly reached for a gun after running away from officers according to police radio monitored at The Columbian.

Jason Combs told KGW his 16-year-old brother was the suspect who police shot and killed late Friday.

Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp says the officer who fired the shots was from the Vancouver Police Department. The officer, who will be placed on administrative leave per departmental policy, was not identified.

Police and deputies were in the neighborhood investigating a 1 a.m. Friday home invasion and shooting.

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