Vancouver Police investigate drive-by-shooting, pursuit ensues

Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department
Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department

The vehicle was pursued into Oregon and as the suspect vehicle was crossing the Steele Bridge, the suspects threw two firearms out the window

VANCOUVER – On Thursday (June 15) at about 3 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a drive-by-shooting at the Alder Creek Apartments (11614 NE 49th Street). There were no injuries. Suspect descriptions and a vehicle description were obtained by police; however, the suspects were not located. 

At 5:53 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the call of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 4600 block of NE 112th Avenue. Concerned citizens reported the occupants were wearing ski masks and were seen holding rifles. 

Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department
Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department
Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department
Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department

Police located the vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Portland recently, and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle made no attempt to stop for police and a pursuit ensued. 

The vehicle was pursued into Oregon and as the suspect vehicle was crossing the Steele Bridge, the suspects threw two firearms out the window, which were recovered by police. The vehicle came to a stop next to a MAX train and the suspects, a 27-year-old male and two juvenile males, were taken into custody without incident. There were no injuries to anyone on the MAX. 

Charges related to this incident include possession of a stolen vehicle, elude, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Additional charges are pending. 

Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department
Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department
Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department
Photo courtesy Vancouver Police Department

The Vancouver Police Department Safe Streets Task Force and Neighborhood Response Team are continuing the investigation. 

Assisting agencies on this call included the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, the Portland Transit Police, and the Portland Police Bureau.

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.


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