Portland shooting suspect arrested in Vancouver

By Bob Albrecht, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Updated: June 30, 2011, 9:22 PM

 

A 23-year-old man was arrested late Wednesday in Vancouver on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in connection with the fatal shooting Sunday in Portland of Leonard James “LJ” Irving, according to the Portland Police Bureau. Two others were injured in the early morning triple shooting.

Isaiah Eric Mandley Jr. is being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in the Clark County Jail. He’s expected to be extradited to Oregon.

Mandley was arrested at about 10:15 p.m. in the 2800 block of Northeast 138th Avenue, according to a news release. A SWAT team made up of officers from the Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office took Mandley into custody, with help from the Gresham, Ore., Police Department’s Special Emergency Reaction Team.

The investigation that led to Mandley’s arrest started at 12:37 a.m. Sunday with reports of a man shot at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Thompson Street. Officers arrived to find Irving dead of a single gunshot wound.

Lamar Lovette Hill, 21, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck, according to police. Jeray Lashawn Jessie, also 21, walked into an area hospital sometime later with a gunshot wound to the forearm.