UPDATE: Arrest made in fatal Vancouver shooting

The victim was identified as 18-year-old Trevonta Billie Steven Burks

VANCOUVER — Vancouver police have made an arrest following a shooting Tuesday afternoon that left an 18-year-old man dead and several businesses shaken up.

Markers show the location of shell casings in the parking lot of a business at Fourth Plain and Stapleton Road after a deadly shooting Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Mike Schultz
Markers show the location of shell casings in the parking lot of a business at Fourth Plain and Stapleton Road after a deadly shooting Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Mike Schultz

At 2:24 p.m. police responded to reports of several shots fired on Fourth Plain Boulevard at Stapleton, just feet from a Vancouver Police Precinct.

Officers arrived to find 18-year-old Trevonta Billie Steven Burks dead of multiple gunshot wounds. Witnesses reported seeing several people flee the scene in a car.

At 3 p.m., detectives were notified that Antoine Steven Archer, 20, had checked himself into an urgent care clinic with a gunshot wound to his hand.

A vehicle is towed past the scene of a deadly shooting in Vancouver. Photo by Mike Schultz
A vehicle is towed past the scene of a deadly shooting in Vancouver. Photo by Mike Schultz

Detectives questioned Archer at the hospital and determined that a verbal altercation had resulted in Archer shooting Burks, and shooting himself in the hand on accident.

Shell casings litter the parking lot of a strip mall on Fourth Plain at Stapleton Road after a deadly shooting Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Mike Schultz
Shell casings litter the parking lot of a strip mall on Fourth Plain at Stapleton Road after a deadly shooting Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Mike Schultz

Archer was arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder.

At the scene, shell casings could be seen in the parking lot of the Quick Stop Smoke Shop, along with marks where bullets apparently hit the wall of the business.

Emotions ran high on scene as family members were informed what had happened. Barriers hid the body as investigators tried to piece together what happened.

Vancouver Police say Archer and Burks were known to each other. The nature of the argument was not immediately clear.

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