Clark County Prosecutor’s Office issues more charges and provides more information into the shooting of Sergeant Jeremy Brown
More charges were issued Tuesday and information provided in the shooting death of Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Jeremy Brown.
According to charging documents acquired by Clark County Today from the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, an arrest warrant was issued for Abran Raya Leon for his role in the death of Brown.
The 28-year-old Abran Raya Leon is accused of first-degree rendering criminal assistance for allegedly driving his wife Misty Raya and his brother Guillermo Raya Leon away from the location of Friday’s shooting at The Pointe Apartments in east Vancouver. According to the documents, the three drove away from the scene in a Toyota Sequoia SUV.
Brown, who was parked in an unmarked Jeep SUV, and other officers were conducting surveillance on the three Friday. According to the documents, Abran Raya Leon told police that his brother Guillermo Raya Leon, 26, had told him that he had shot Brown. Abran Raya Leon told police that he knew his brother had a silver revolver in his possession.
Court documents indicated that Guillermo Raya Leon was concerned that they were under surveillance by law enforcement and that he confronted Brown in his vehicle and shot him in the chest. Guillermo Raya Leon reportedly told his companions that Brown had fired at him first, but that he wasn’t hit.
Police later discovered the Toyota SUV Abran Raya Leon was driving crashed and abandoned near Interstate 205 and Padden Parkway. Abran Raya Leon and Misty Raya, 35, were later located by police in the backyard of a house in the 8700 block of NE 76th Ave. The silver revolver was also located at that location.
According to the documents, Guillermo Raya Leon stole a Toyota Prius from the house where Abran Raya Leon and Misty Raya were located. He was located and arrested in Salem, Oregon on Sunday. Guillermo Raya Leon is facing first-degree aggravated murder chargers and is awaiting extradition to Clark County.
Other information provided by the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office Tuesday indicated that Misty Raya is being accused of giving Guillermo Raya Leon a change of clothing when the three were leaving The Pointe Apartments in the Toyota SUV.
The suspects were reportedly under surveillance for their suspected involvement in a June burglary where 27 guns, including an AK-47 and thousands of rounds of ammunition were stolen from a unit at an area storage facility. Additional charges are expected to be filed against Misty Raya.