Vancouver Police investigating a shooting (Update to date of incident)

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].

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Vancouver Missing Man (Photo)03/03/22

**Updated emails only**

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]

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

*** Update ***

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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Memorial Service scheduled for Vancouver Police Officer Donald Sahota02/05/22

Vancouver, Wash. –The memorial service for Vancouver Police Officer Donald Sahota will be held:

Date:             Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Time:              1:00 p.m.

Location:         ilani Casino Resort (1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield, WA)

This service is open to the public. 

All attendees will be required to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines detailed below. Verification tables to confirm vaccination status or negative COVID testing proof will be set up outside the event space.  Once verification has been confirmed, attendees will receive a wristband which will allow entrance to the event space. Each attendee will need to have their own wristband issued and no one will be admitted without a wristband. There will NOT be COVID testing conducted at the event site.  

COVID-19 GUIDELINES:

Proof of being fully vaccinated (does not need to include booster) against COVID-19:

  • original vaccination card 
  • printed copy of original vaccination card or digital copy of original vaccination card (picture on phone or other device). 
  • Washington State Digital COVID-19 Verification Record QR code
  • Final dose of vaccine must be administered two weeks prior to the show. Card must include the name of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccination provided, and the date of the final dose was administered.

         OR

Provide proof of negative COVID-19 diagnostic (Rapid Antigen or PCR) test result taken within 72 hours of the event. 

AND

To slow the spread of COVID-19, face masks are required. KN95’s will be available on-site.

Entry requirements and venue protocols are subject to change. Children 11 years and younger do not need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

MEMORIAL PROCESSION ROUTE INFORMATION

The following is the official route for the emergency vehicle procession for fallen Vancouver Police Officer Donald Sahota.  The anticipated start time for the procession will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

The vehicle procession will consist of as many as 400 emergency vehicles from law enforcement and EMS agencies from around the state and neighboring states. 

The procession will start on NE 78th Street, in front of Crossroads Community Church and end at the ilani Casino Resort. Again, anticipated start time will be 10:30 am.

  • proceeds from Crossroads Community Church, west on NE 78 Street, turning north (right) on NE Andresen Road; 
  • proceeds north on NE Andresen Road, turning east (right) on NE Padden Parkway;
  • proceeds east on NE Padden Parkway, turning north (left) on NB Interstate 205 on-ramp; 
  • Proceeds north on Interstate 205, merging north on Interstate 5 to La Center/Cowlitz Way exit (Exit 16);
  • Officer Sahota’s motorcade will join the procession at 179th Street;
  • Honorary Fly Over just north of 179th Street as Officer Sahota’s motorcade joins the procession;
  • proceeds west (via roundabout) on La Center Road/Cowlitz Way;

Procession will end at ilani Casino Resort.

PROCESSION SAFETY INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC

Any members of the public wishing to view the procession are encouraged to do so at any point along the procession route, with the following exceptions:

  • Congregating along Interstate 5 is prohibited by law and is generally discouraged due to hazards and narrow shoulders;
  • If motorists encounter the procession on Interstate 205 or Interstate 5 they are requested to pull over to the right side of the roadway and stop until the procession passes.  Please do not attempt to cut into or interfere with the procession;
  • There are numerous overpasses that will be along the procession route.  If citizens wish to view the procession, please do not park vehicles or stand in the roadway;
  • During the procession, motorists should expect short delays along northbound on-ramps along Interstate 205 and Interstate 5 as the procession moves towards the LaCenter/Cowlitz Way exit (Exit 16).

The Vancouver Police Department appreciates your continued support and cooperation as we honor the life and service of Officer Donald Sahota.  

A bank account has been set up for monetary donations for the Sahota family. Anyone wishing to make a donation can visit a Chase bank branch donate to the Officer Sahota Memorial Fund. 

Cards or letters can be mailed to:
Vancouver Police HQ
605 E Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98661

Cards or letters to the Sahota family sent to the Vancouver Police Department will be forwarded to them. 

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Media Walk-through for Officer Sahota memorial02/04/22

Vancouver, Wash. – An in-person briefing/walk-through for media covering/attending the Officer Don Sahota Memorial Service will occur on:

Date:             Monday, February 7, 2022

Time:               2:00 pm 

Location:         ilani Resort Casino (1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield, WA)

Media members attending this briefing will meet the PIO team at the entrance to the event center at the ilani Resort. The briefing will cover event expectations and protocols.  Verification stations will also be available the day of the event. There will NOT be any COVID testing onsite. 

Media attending the Officer Don Sahota Memorial will be required to follow COVID-19 Guidelines:

Ilani Resort COVID-19 Guidelines

 Proof of being fully vaccinated (does not need to include booster) against COVID-19: 

  • Original vaccination card  
  • Printed copy of original vaccination card or digital copy of original vaccination card (picture on phone or other device).  
  • Washington State Digital COVID-19 Verification Record QR code 
  • Final dose of vaccine must be administered two weeks prior to the show. Card must include the name of the person vaccinated, the type of vaccination provided, and the date of the final dose was administered.  

OR  

 Provide proof of negative COVID-19 diagnostic (Rapid Antigen or PCR) test result taken within 72 hours of the event. If agency has internal testing ability or home test kits, those can be utilized. 

AND 

 To slow the spread of COVID-19, face masks are required. KN95’s will be available on-site. 

Entry requirements and venue protocols are subject to change. Children 11 years and younger do not need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. 

  

Information related to the specifics on the procession and route will be sent in a separate communication. 

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Article Source: Vancouver Police Department