Warrant issued for shooting suspect

Prosecutors allege first-degree attempted murder

By Laura McVicker, Columbian staff writer


Updated: July 5, 2011, 7:09 PM


Prosecutors have filed a warrant alleging attempted murder for a man accused of shooting and seriously wounding an acquaintance last week at a home north of Vancouver.

Being sought on a charge of first-degree attempted murder is Raisel Perez Martines, who is between 28 and 31 years old and whose address is unknown, according to court documents filed Friday in Clark County Superior Court.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Senior Deputy Prosecutor Camara Banfield, Perez Martines was the shooter in a June 28 incident in the Sunnyside neighborhood.

A 33-year-old man, Eric Luna, was shot just beneath the abdomen and rushed to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. His condition wasn’t immediately known, but Banfield, in court documents, described his injuries as serious.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies were called just before 11 a.m. to a rental home in the 10010 block of Northeast 72nd Circle. A woman told 911 that her boyfriend had been shot after he let two men into their home.

According to court documents, the two men knocked on the front door and Luna let them in; he knew Perez Martines but not the other man. The three went into the garage; Luna’s girlfriend and 1-year-old child stayed in the house.

Minutes later, she heard a gunshot and went to the garage.

She “stated she observed Raisel Perez Martines standing over Luna on the right side of the garage holding a gun that she thinks was black in color,” according to the affidavit.

Luna’s girlfriend yelled at the men to leave and they fled.

An injured Luna later gave an interview to investigators. He reportedly identified the shooter as his childhood friend, Perez Martines. He said Perez Martines directed Luna’s girlfriend to take her infant into a bedroom. Then, the three men went into the garage. Luna offered the two something to drink.

He said he was then shot, according to court documents.

“The bullet entered his abdomen, causing injury to his intestines, kidney and pelvis, requiring multiple surgeries, physical therapy and an undetermined amount of required hospital stay,” according to the affidavit.

A motive was not provided in the affidavit.

Laura McVicker: 360-735-4516; Twitter: Col_Courts; laura.mcvicker@columbian.com.