Suspect was shot after attacking another citizen’s vehicle with an axe handle
Vancouver Police are continuing an investigation into a shooting Friday in the parking lot of the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in east Vancouver.
Vancouver Police responded to the parking lot of the Lowe’s store located at 18801 SE Mill Plain Boulevard after a citizen had called 9-1-1 to report they shot someone.
Information from the investigation indicated that Aaron Dreyer was in the parking lot getting ready to leave when he noticed a male, later identified as Kenneth Nigg, running out of the east emergency door of Lowe’s carrying merchandise and heading toward a waiting vehicle, which had a female in the driver’s seat.
The 48-year-old Dreyer drove closer to the vehicle Nigg was associated with, in an attempt to get license plate information. The 22-year-old Nigg allegedly approached Dreyer’s vehicle and began attacking it with an axe handle, breaking out windows.
Dreyer exited his vehicle and as Nigg moved toward Dreyer, still armed with the axe handle, Dreyer pulled out a firearm he had in his possession and fired at Nigg, striking him. Dreyer called 9-1-1 after the shooting and rendered aid until emergency responders arrived.
Nigg was transported to an area hospital for treatment and remains hospitalized. The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation.
Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.