(COWLITZ COUNTY, Wash.) JUST IN: “The Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team is currently on a manhunt after a sheriffs deputy was fatally shot on Saturday in the first in a line of duty in its 165yr history: Justin DeRosier was responding to a disabled vehicle when the incident took place #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Apr.15: A deputy with the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office in Washington was fatally shot Saturday night, a death Sheriff Brad Thurman said was the agency’s first in the line of duty in its 165-year history: Justin DeRosier, 29, was responding to a disabled vehicle when he reported to other deputies that he had been shot, Thurman said during a press conference on Sunday CNN reported.

DeRosier was flown to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, where he died, Thurman said: DeRosier leaves behind a wife and a 6-month-old daughter, Thurman said while holding back tears.

Thurman said DeRosier had been with the department since May 2016 as a patrol deputy and boat operator: DeRosier would have started training to be a narcotics investigator with the drug task force in July.

“The Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team is currently on a manhunt for the suspect or suspects,” said Commander John Horch with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, adding that persons of interest and witnesses are being interviewed: Horch also said a search warrant has been executed at a home near the shooting scene.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………………Published: April.15: 209: CNN’s Hollie Silverman contributed to this report.

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