A Salem man was arrested Sunday and accused of shooting and killing a Clark County sheriff’s detective sergeant, the Vancouver Police Department announced Sunday afternoon.

Guillermo O. Raya was arrested by the Salem Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service but details about the arrest weren’t immediately available.

Police have been seeking Raya, 26, since Jeremy Brown, 46, was shot as he sat in a car on Friday, July 23, conducting surveillance. Brown was part of a regional drug task force.

“Other units in the area on the same detail were unable to reach the deputy on the radio and around the same time a citizen heard what sounded like gunshots and saw a male inside a vehicle bleeding and called 9-1-1,” a police statement said.

According to authorities, Brown was shot just 7 p.m. Friday outside an apartment complex on Northeast 109th Avenue in Vancouver. That is The Pointe Apartments, east of Interstate 205.

Two men and a woman fled the scene in a vehicle, crashed, and fled. Police said two Abran Raya-Leon, 28, and Misty M. Raya, 35, and arrested on unrelated felony warrants. 

Brown was a 15-year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and had worked in corrections and on patrol before being assigned as a detective.

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