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Investigative team finishes probe of Oct. 17 fatal police shooting in Vancouver

Clark County deputies shot and killed Kfin Karuo on Oct. 17 after he allegedly pointed a gun at deputies. Karuo was wanted for allegedly pointing a handgun at a man.
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VANCOUVER, Wash. — An independent regional team in southwest Washington has finished its investigation into the Oct. 17 fatal shooting of Kfin Karuo by Clark County sheriff's deputies and sent the case to the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for review.

The Columbian reported Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik said he plans to request a panel of outside prosecutors to help assess whether the deputies' actions were legally justified.

The Vancouver Police Department was tracking Karuo and said he was wanted for allegedly pointing a handgun at a man. Investigators said deputies were trying to stop Karuo in connection with that incident. After he allegedly refused to stop and pointed a gun at deputies, two deputies fatally shot him.

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