Police arrest man who allegedly brandished gun



A Vancouver man is in jail for allegedly firing a gun after approaching a woman along East Fourth Plain Boulevard early Thursday.

Police were notified of the incident around 2:45 a.m. It was reported as a disturbance with weapons at the intersection of Fourth Plain and Norris Road, according to emergency dispatch logs.

According to Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp, a woman was walking in the area when a man she didn’t know came up and started -yelling “incoherent statements” at her. The man allegedly started waiving a handgun in the air. When the woman attempted to calm him down, he pointed the gun in the air and it went off, Kapp said.

No one was reported injured.

Police arrived and took the man, Jason A. Shirts, 35, of Vancouver into custody. He was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault, malicious harassment and unlawful possession of firearms, Kapp said.