Vancouver Police investigate two weekend drive-by shootings

Vancouver Police investigate shooting03/07/22

Vancouver, Wash. –On March 6, 2022, at approximately 2030 hours, Vancouver Police responded to a Disturbance with a Weapon at the Wal-Mart located at Grand/Fourth Plain. When officers arrived, they located a male with a facial injury and learned that he and another male were allegedly conducting a drug deal in the parking lot and at one point the interaction turned violent and the suspect produced a handgun and fired it at the feet of the victim causing either fragments of brick, or fragments of the projectile to ricochet up and strike the victim’s face.  Officers located a male nearby that matched the suspect description and witnesses confirmed he was the male involved in the shooting. 

Calvin S. Davis, was booked into the Clark County Jail for Assault I. 

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Vancouver Police investigate two weekend drive-by shootings03/07/22

Vancouver, Wash. –On March 5, 2022, at approximately 3:46 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to E 25th St. between Main St. and Broadway St. for the report of a drive-by shooting. Two males, each armed with a handgun, were walking eastbound on the southside of E 25th St. approaching Broadway St. when they heard multiple gunshots behind them.  They turned around to find that they were being shot at by occupant(s) of a dark-colored vehicle. Both of the males returned fire at the vehicle. A Clark PUD utility conduit was struck and cut power servicing some residences as well as Walgreens and Hi-School Pharmacy who were forced to close for business. No injuries were reported. This incident is being investigated by the Safe Streets Task Force. 

On March 5, 2022, at approximately 11:05 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to 2900 E 20th St. for the report of drive-by shooting. The victim was standing outside the convenience store when a vehicle drove southbound on Fairmount Ave and an occupant of the vehicle shot at the victim several times as the vehicle drove by. The victim was struck by the gunfire, as was the store. Vancouver Police officers provided medical aid to the victim, who sustained what appears to be a non-life-threatening injury. The suspect vehicle was located, and a pursuit ensued. Officers lost sight of the suspect vehicle in the area of SE 98th Ave/SE Mill Plain Blvd.  The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating this incident. 

It is unknown at this time if the two incidents are related. 

Nothing further is releasable at this time. 

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Vancouver Missing Man Located (Photo)03/07/22

**Ricardo was located safe.**

On February 3, 2022, Ricardo Espinoza-Dominguez was reported as missing to the Vancouver Police Department. Close friends and family report last having communication with Ricardo in October and November of 2021. He does not have family in the Vancouver/Portland area. Ricardo is described as a very private person and little information is known about his personal life, last known clothing description or address. Ricardo is a 37-year-old Hispanic male, 5’8”, 190lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.

It is likely Ricardo was living in his vehicle, a red 2018 Nissan Altima with a Washington State license plate of BSC9299.

If you have had any contact with Ricardo from December 2021 to the present, or can provide information helpful to locating Ricardo, please contact Detective Jensen at [email protected] or Sgt. Ballou at [email protected]

Vancouver Police investigation into shooting continues03/04/22

Vancouver, Wash. –On March 4, 2022, at approximately 7:50 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the On Trac warehouse (3600 block of NW 32nd Ave) for the report of a disturbance with weapons. When police arrived, they located a male with a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital and is currently in stable condition.  

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is investigating this incident. Based on information from witnesses, the incident began with a physical altercation (fist fight) between two males who are contracted employees at the facility. Several employees and witnesses intervened to break up the fight and both involved males return to their respective vehicles, which were parked inside the warehouse. A few minutes later, one of the males, (23 years of age, now determined to be the victim), drives past the other male’s vehicle (21 years of age, now determined to be the suspect) and stops momentarily before driving away. The suspect exits his vehicle via the passenger side door, stumbles and falls, dropping a knife. He picks up the knife and sprints toward the victim’s vehicle, which is stopped a short distance away with the driver’s side window down. As the suspect continues to run toward the victim, who is sitting inside his vehicle, the victim arms himself with a gun and shoots one round at the suspect striking him in the leg.   

The victim was cooperative with police, was interviewed and subsequently released. Based on information from the investigation, the victim acted in self-defense.

The investigation is continuing. No charges have been filed and there have been no arrests. The names of the involved parties are not being released at this time. 

Nothing further is releasable. 

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Vancouver Police investigating a shooting (Update to date of incident)03/04/22

*** Update to date of incident.***

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On 03-04-22 at approximately 7:50 AM multiple Vancouver Police, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and Washington State Patrol units responded to report of “Disturbance with a Weapon” at the “On Trac” distribution company’s warehouse, located at the 3600 block of NW 32nd Ave in Vancouver, WA. 

Multiple callers reported that a shooting had just occurred at the above location.  Arriving police units located the victim inside the warehouse.  The victim was injured from a possible gunshot wound.  Officers also located and detained an adult male who was identified as the suspect in this incident.

The victim was rendered aid and subsequently transported to an area hospital by rescue ambulance.  As of the time of this writing the victim was in critical condition and in surgery.

Both victim and the suspect are adult males.  Their identities are not being released at this point in time. 

Vancouver Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit detectives have taken over the investigation which is currently active.

Investigators did establish that this incident involved two individuals only.  There are no outstanding suspects or firearms and there are no known reasons to believe that there is any danger to the public in reference to this incident.

Missing Vancouver Woman Located (Photo)03/04/22

**Christina was located safe in Kent, WA.**

On February 13, 2022, Christina Leah Anne Schuster was reported as missing from the Vancouver area. She was last heard from around January 29, 2022. Christina does not have a permanent residence but stays in regular contact with family and close friends. 

While her last known clothing description is not confirmed, she regularly wears a mustard-colored jacket, green army camo pants, and mustard-colored boots. Christina is a 37 year old mixed race female with light brown skin, 5’7” and about 150lbs with brown eyes and naturally brown hair though she regularly wears wigs. Christina has a tattoo of the Lord’s Prayer on her right forearm, the word “Barbie” on the inside of her right wrist, stars on top both of her feet, Hawaiian flowers on her left arm, “Aloha” on her lower back.

Christina’s last believed location was Kent, Washington. If you have had contact with Christina since January 29th, or have information regarding her whereabouts or disappearance please contact Detective Jensen [email protected] or Sergeant Ballou at [email protected]“>[email protected].

Public Assistance02/28/22

The Vancouver Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with the investigation of a potential kidnapping. 

At 6:44 pm, on 2-28-2022, several callers reported a kidnapping had occurred at the intersection of SE Mill Plain Blvd and SE 164th Ave. 

The suspect was described as a shorter White or Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years old, wearing a white shirt. The suspect’s vehicle is a newer model 4 door full size truck that maybe gray in color.  The victim was a female described as having a shorter stature with dark colored hair, wearing a puff jacket. An extensive area check was conducted and the suspect and victim could not be located. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has video of the incident is asked to call 311.

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Vancouver robbery and attempted murder suspect taken into custody in Portland (Photo)02/26/22

Vancouver, Wash. –On February 26, 2022, at approximately 4:48 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a report of a robbery at a convenience store located at 2721 E Fourth Plain Blvd. The suspect displayed a firearm, robbed the store, and fled in a vehicle. Vancouver Police located the vehicle and initiated a pursuit. During the pursuit, the suspects fired shots at a pursuing VPD officer in the area of NE 86th/NE Burton Rd. 

The suspect continued into Portland where they were taken into custody by Portland Police in the area of NE 33rd Ave/NE Broadway (photo attached). No police officers were injured during this incident. 

During the pursuit, the suspect threw the firearm from the vehicle, which was later recovered by police. 

The suspect is being held in Multnomah County and will be extradited to Clark County for Robbery I and Attempted Homicide I. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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Missing child Located. (Photo)02/12/22

Jay O. HUNTER DOB: 05/24/2009 was located and returned home safe.  

Case number 2022-3762.

Vancouver Police Seek Video of Missing Teen (Update: Located safe)02/10/22

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On February 10, 2022 Vancouver Police were notified that Antonio returned home and is safe. 

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On January 24th between 1am-2am, 15-year-old Antonio Martinez-Underwood left his residence around 49th Street and 112th Avenue in an unknown direction. He was not observed leaving but was believed to be wearing a black jacket with a hood, a gold chain, sweatpants and sneakers. He is 5’5”, 165lbs with brown eyes and black hair.

Police are seeking the assistance of the community for leads. If you were in the area of 49th Street/112th Avenue between 1am-2am and saw a subject matching Antonio’s description, please contact the Vancouver Police. For citizens in the area who have doorbell or video surveillance, please check your footage to see if a subject matching Antonio’s description is observed from 2am on January 24th and on.

Based on information as part of this case, investigators believe Antonio likely planned on being gone only a short period of time. Detectives have not ruled out any scenarios for his disappearance to include an abduction, vehicle versus pedestrian accident, or another crime. Investigators are also seeking assistance from the community by searching your business and residential surroundings in the event Antonio is injured and needs medical assistance.

If you have any information or believe you have video footage of Antonio please contact Detective David Jensen at [email protected]us or 360-487-7446 or call 911.

Media parking lot change02/08/22

Members of the media attending the memorial sevice at ilani are being asked to park in lot 8 which is the west end of the parking lot you were initially instructed to park in. 

Officer Donald Sahota memorial service streaming location and link02/07/22

Vancouver, Wash. –The memorial service for Vancouver Police Officer Donald Sahota will be held on Tuesday February 8, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at ilani. The service is open to the public. Information on the procession, the service and the COVID-19 protocols for attendance can be found here: Memorial Service scheduled for Vancouver Police Officer Donald Sahota | City of Vancouver, Washington, USA

For those that are not able to attend the in-person event, New Heights Church – Central Vancouver Campus (7913 NE 58th Avenue) will be live streaming the event in their main auditorium. The church will open their doors at 12:00 p.m. and the live stream will begin at 1:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the live streaming event and face coverings are required to be worn through the duration. 

For those outside the local area, or who want to watch the memorial service online, the live feed will be streamed at: https://bit.ly/Sahotamemorial. The feed to the memorial service will begin on February 8, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.

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Vancouver Police investigating drive-by shooting02/06/22

Vancouver, Wash. –On February 5, 2022, at approximately 9:15 p.m., 9-1-1 received calls of shots heard in the 500 block of SE 123rd Avenue. While Vancouver Police officers were responding to that location, an area hospital contacted police that a male with gunshot wounds had just arrived at the hospital. The male victim, 17 years of age, is expected to survive. Multiple shell casings were recovered at the 123rd avenue location. Two other vehicles were hit by gunfire during the incident but there were no additional injuries reported. 

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Team and Safe Streets Task Force are continuing the investigation.

Nothing further is releasable at this time. 

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Article Source: Vancouver Police Department