The suspect rammed an undercover police vehicle before the shooting. Officers got out and approached the driver. The driver, then, "escalated the situation" leading several officers to fire, according to information from the Vancouver Police Department.
The suspect died at the scene near the Addison Apartments.
Witnesses said they heard about a half a dozen gunshots from the shooting, which happened around 11 a.m.
Angelika Glavin, 16, was walking her dog when she heard someone tell her to get down. She said she saw a man in a silver car with what appeared with a handgun.
"He got shot through the windshield," she said. "His face was kind of blown off."
The man was a suspect in several felony cases and had an outstanding warrant. No additional information on his identity was immediately available.
The fugitive task force is made up officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, Washington Department of Corrections and Vancouver police.