Suspected Camas shooter makes first court appearance

One man detained; other taken to hospital

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Updated: November 4, 2011, 9:16 AM

 

A man accused of shooting his 43-year-old son in a Camas duplex on Thursday night made his first appearance Friday morning in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of second-degree assault domestic violence.

Judge Rich Melnick set bail for Thomas J. Reiter, 70, at $100,000 and scheduled arraignment for Nov. 10.

Reiter allegedly shot his son, Thomas F. Reiter, 43, in the 800 block of NW Greeley Street, police said.

Thomas Reiter was listed in satisfactory condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday morning.

Police rushed to a duplex for a disturbance with at least one shot fired about 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

A number of unconfirmed reports were heard on police radio traffic as officers and dispatchers worked to sort out what had happened.

At 7:44 p.m., officers radioed that the scene was secure and no more officers were needed, except detectives.