Vancouver man dies after St. Helens shooting

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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Updated: May 7, 2012, 8:20 PM

 
photoMichael Bernard Lystell

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A Vancouver man died early Monday after being shot in St. Helens, Ore., on Sunday morning, police said.

Dana Jovan Farnsworth, 32, died at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, a St. Helens police bulletin said. A second shooting victim, Crystal Gayle Hamilton, 33, of St. Helens was treated and released from the hospital.

Police say the incident started around 1 a.m. on the 400 block of North Second Street in St. Helens. Witnesses alleged that Michael Bernard Lystell shot two people, then fled the scene in a stolen car.

Lystell led police on a short high-speed chase before crashing the car in an intersection, police said.

After being released from the hospital, he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. He was booked into the Columbia County Jail on $170,000 bail.

Additional details were not available.

The Columbia County Major Crimes Team is investigating.