Vehicle owner arrested after shooting unknown male who was breaking into his vehicle
VANCOUVER – A vehicle owner who shot a man who was breaking into his vehicle was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail and charged with Assault 1.
On Tuesday (June 21) at about 1:52 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to the report of a shooting at 203 SE 148th Avenue. A male called 9-1-1 to report that he confronted an unknown male breaking into his vehicle, damaging it with a shovel and that he shot the person multiple times in his driveway.
The male who was shot was transported to an area hospital and is currently in critical condition. An RV parked in the driveway of a neighboring residence was struck by one round, no injuries were reported as a result.
The vehicle owner, Jacob A. Cantrell, 33 years of age, was interviewed by detectives before being arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail.
The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation.
Sgt. Kim Kapp of the Vancouver Police Department said the decision to arrest the vehicle owner was based on a “totality of the circumstances that occurred.’’
“Based on the information from the interview, including the location of all of the parties involved and the level of threat, we did have probable cause to arrest the person who was the shooter in this situation,’’ Sgt. Kapp told Clark County Today.
Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.
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