Gresham men arrested on suspicion of shooting Vancouver man

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Updated: June 4, 2013, 5:56 PM

 

Two Gresham men were arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the shooting of a Vancouver man.

Maxim Vorobyev, 32, of Vancouver was looking for a family member in the 21700 block of Southeast Alder Street around 3:45 a.m. Sunday. He was confronted by Pavel Kolesnik, 44, of Gresham, in front of a nearby home, and the two began arguing, according to Gresham detectives. Kolesnik's nephew, Vladimir Kolesnik, brandished a gun and joined in the argument.

Vladimir allegedly pointed the gun at Vorobyev and shot him in the lower left leg. Vorobyev hid between two cars as Vladmir shot at him a second time, police said.

The Kolesniks drove off in a silver minivan. The vehicle crashed at Southeast Powell Boulevard near Interstate 205 and the pair then ran on foot; police were unable to locate them Sunday morning.

Vorobyev was transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Pavel was arrested Tuesday morning by U.S. Marshals deputies in Troutdale, Ore. Vladimir was spotted Tuesday evening boarding a westbound MAX train at Southeast 188th Avenue and Southeast Burnside Street in Gresham. Transit officers stopped the train at Southeast 162nd Avenue and arrested him without incident.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 911 or the Gresham Police Department tip line: 503-618-2719 for local calls or 1-888-989-3505 for out-of-area calls.