Regional Major Crimes Team investigators have completed interviews connected to an officer-involved shooting in Camas and will now forward the case to the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review.
The shooting occurred around 9:15 p.m. Thursday, March 12, after officers with the Camas and Washougal police departments responded to a disturbance call involving a weapon in the area of Northeast Second Avenue and Joy Street in Camas.
Officers made verbal contact with Edwin Glessner, 32, who they said had a handgun and was not being compliant. A Vancouver Police Department press release later stated that Camas police officer Steven Forgette, 28, fired his weapon, but that Glessner died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
First responders treated Glessner at the scene before transporting him to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, where he was pronounced dead.
Forgette, who is currently on leave, has been a patrol officer with the Camas Police Department since November 2015 and is a member of the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT Team.