An armed robbery suspect was found dead after a shootout with a police officer in Longview.
The Oregonian reports the suspect is believed to have robbed a market about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A witness reported seeing him drive off in a dark pickup.
Cowlitz County sheriff's Chief Criminal Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig says an officer spotted the truck and chased it for about three miles when it blew a tire.
The man ran off, firing at the officer, who returned fire. Rosenzweig said the man was last seen alive.
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The Lower Columbia Swat Team searched the area and found the suspect dead, about 100 yards from the truck.
Sheriff's detectives are investigating.