Woman arrested after early morning shooting in Battle Ground

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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Updated: September 20, 2011, 5:45 PM

 

BATTLE GROUND — A Battle Ground woman was arrested in connection with an early morning shooting in a residential neighborhood near Captain Strong Primary School on Tuesday.

Michele Rae Gramckow, 41, was taken into custody after the incident, which was reported at 4:23 a.m. Tuesday at 410 N.W. 10th St. She was booked in the Clark County Jail later in the day on suspicion of one count of first-degree assault, domestic violence, according to a City of Battle Ground bulletin.

The victim, a 52-year-old man, had non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital by a family member after the incident, police said.

Hospital staff contacted police to report the incident.

The victim’s identity wasn’t released by officials.

County property records say the home has been owned by Rick Stanfill since 2008. Police stretched crime scene tape around the front yard of the home and across the street, where it attracted the attention of several children walking to school.

Captain Strong Primary, which is visible from the crime scene, was operating as normal Tuesday. School officials checked into the situation before school started and were told it was under control, said Gregg Herrington, spokesman for Battle Ground Public Schools.

A lockdown wasn’t needed, he said.

Herrington said that at least one school principal received a call from a concerned parent, so the district sent out an automated phone message to nearby families to tell them what happened.

Wanda Snyder, who lives across the street from the residence, said that she woke up early when her dog started barking, then a neighbor told her that someone had been shot.

She said her street is normally quiet.

“This kind of thing never happens,” she said.

The investigation is ongoing, Battle Ground spokeswoman Bonnie Gilberti said.

Gramckow is expected to make a first court appearance today in Vancouver, after which more details should be known.