Deputies respond to report of shot fired

VANCOUVER — Deputies with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 6000 block of NE 114th Street Monday on the report of a disturbance with a weapon.

Upon arriving into the area, deputies contacted two adult males who were identified as being involved in the disturbance.

Shane L. Cloud, 41, of Vancouver was identified as the subject who fired the weapon. Cloud advised deputies that he had contacted a neighbor, armed, after finding that he had been the victim of a burglary. Cloud stated that the discharge of the firearm was accidental, and occurred when he was walking back towards his residence after arguing with the neighbor.

Deputies also interviewed the neighbor who advised that Cloud confronted him in the street in front of his residence, the two argued, and Cloud began returning to his home when a shot was fired.

No additional witnesses to the shooting were located. Deputies recovered the firearm from Cloud.

Cloud was booked into the Clark County Jail for Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm.

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Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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