Luis Ku Huitzil Death – Obituary – Officials in southwest Washington have identified the man that Vancouver police shot and killed Sunday at a mobile home park after police say he confronted officers with a knife.
45-year-old Luis Ku Huitzil died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office. The medical examiner’s office listed Ku Huitzil’s residence as “unknown.”
Four Vancouver Police Department officers are on paid leave, but the agency has not identified them or said how many fired weapons.
Authorities said around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, somebody called 911 to report a man inside their home on Northeast 59th Street was armed with knives and had possibly started a fire.
The caller and several others, including two children, were locked in a bedroom and eventually escaped through a window.
Police say he eventually “confronted officers with a knife.”
A home security camera captured the moment the shooting happening. In the video shared with KGW, officers are heard ordering someone to put down weapons, then gunfire.
Luis Ku Huitzil Death – Obituary, Man Shot And Killed By Vancouver Police Identified
None of the four officers involved were outfitted with cameras, nor were their vehicles, Vancouver Police said earlier this week.
In early December 2021, the department launched a body camera pilot program outfitting 10 officers and six vehicles with cameras, which was supposed to last 60 days. VPD said it had ended the program early on Dec. 29, 2021, after the testing committee determined it already had enough data. The equipment was disconnected to return to the vendor, VPD said, and none of the officers involved in the shooting had been participating in the pilot program.