Arrests made in drive-by shooting


Three adults and two juveniles arrested after shooting Tuesday afternoon at Vancouver apartment complex

Five individuals were arrested Tuesday afternoon after a drive-by shooting incident at the Pebble Creek Garden Apartments in Vancouver.

At 2:23 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 24), Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the area of the apartments located at 5313 NE 66th Ave. for a report of a suspicious vehicle occupied by several subjects, wearing masks and armed with “sawed off” weapons. A second 9-1-1 caller reported hearing gunshots in the area about the same time. 

Five individuals were arrested Tuesday afternoon after a drive-by shooting incident at the Pebble Creek Garden Apartments in Vancouver.
Five individuals were arrested Tuesday afternoon after a drive-by shooting incident at the Pebble Creek Garden Apartments in Vancouver.

A deputy, in the area for an unrelated call, witnessed the vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner.  A traffic stop was attempted but the vehicle fled.  A short pursuit ensued before the vehicle crashed into a telephone pole in the area of NE 66th Ave. and NE 42nd St. Five subjects in the vehicle fled from the vehicle.

Additional units from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Vancouver Police Department, Washington State Patrol and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived to assist. With the combined efforts of all agencies, all five subjects were captured in the area within a few minutes.

The vehicle used had been reported stolen and two firearms were recovered. The investigation is on-going. This incident is believed to be in retaliation for an assault the previous night involving the subject(s) in this event.

Three adults and two juveniles were arrested and booked for charges related to this incident.

The adults are identified as 19-year-old Liijah Andrews, 18-year-old Clyde Hunt and 18-year-old Dale Grendahl. The two juveniles will not be named at this time.

Charges for all involved range from drive-by shooting, unlawful possession of firearms, eluding, and possession of a stolen vehicle.  Other charges may be forwarded at a later time.

The collision resulted in a major power outage in the area.

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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