KELSO, Wash. Police on Wednesday released more details in the deadly shootout that left a suspect dead and an officer wounded in Kelso last weekend.
Investigators said they were trying to find a hit-and-run suspect they thought was hiding in his mother's home at 415 NW 5th Avenue in Kelso when the chaos broke out.
Without warning, McMillan burst from a back bedroom where he had barricaded himself and ran to the front door, firing at Kelso police officer Ralph Hines and Cowlitz County deputy Danny O'Neill, who were on the front porch, said Capt. Darr Kirk with Kelso Police.
Hines, 40, got shot in the leg and both officers returned fire, killing suspect Jesse Ryan McMillan, 26, of Kelso, Kirk said.
The Cowlitz County Coroner's Office said McMillan's cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen.
Hines was hospitalized and then released. He was placed on paid administrative leave following the shooting, along with deputy O'Neill.
In the initial hit-and-run case, investigators said McMillan crashed into two parked cars, then fled the scene. He was also wanted by the Washington Department of Corrections for a robbery charge.
The Clark County Major Crimes Regional Task Force is leading the ongoing investigation.
Kirk said Hines has been employed by Kelso police for the past nine years. He currently works in the patrol division. O'Neill, 63, has been a deputy sheriff for seven years and previously served over 34 years as a Washington state trooper.