Vancouver shooting suspect captured in Florida

Investigators seeking his accomplice

By Laura McVicker, Columbian staff writer

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Updated: July 28, 2011, 9:24 PM

 

Federal authorities in Florida have arrested a Vancouver shooting suspect and local investigators are searching for his possible accomplice.

Apprehended July 21 in Orlando was Reysel Perez-Martinez, 31, who is accused of shooting an acquaintance, Eric Luna-Perez, June 28 at a home in the 10010 block of Northeast 72nd Circle.

The shooting was drug-related, said Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Allais.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies were called just before 11 a.m. to the rental home. 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-Perez let them in; he knew Perez-Martinez but not the other man. The three went into the garage, where the shooting occurred.

Luna-Perez, 33, was shot just below the abdomen and rushed to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. Upon his release from the hospital, he was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

Perez-Martinez is awaiting extradition to Clark County on a first-degree attempted murder charge, Allais said.

Meanwhile, sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the second man involved. Video surveillance at the home captured his image. He’s described as Latino, between 30 and 32 years old, 5 feet 8 inches, and 180 to 200 pounds; he was last seen wearing a green sweater and jeans.

Anyone with information should call Clark County sheriff’s Detective Lindsay Schultz or the office tip line at 877-crime11.