Man wanted by PPB takes own life during Vancouver standoff


Deputies say the suspect fled into a building and locked himself in a bathroom

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man wanted by Portland police is dead after fleeing officials, barricading himself in a building in Vancouver and ultimately shooting himself Thursday evening, deputies said.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau called the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team for help taking a wanted person into custody at about 5 p.m., the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.

The man was tracked to an industrial area near NE 78th Street and NE 19th Court but when officials tried to contact him he fled into a building and barricaded himself inside a bathroom.

Crisis negotiators tried to work with the man by cellphone but he refused to surrender, deputies said. He shot himself and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On August 17, authorities identified the suspect as Ryan Michael Allen of Portland. He was 29.

However, authorities said he was wanted for a Northeast Portland shooting on Wednesday that left one man dead and another wounded. James Richard Greenwood, 24, died. The name of the other person, who is expected to survive, has not yet been released.

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