UPDATE (9:34 a.m.): Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said that there is still no arrest in the fatal shooting of a man in the yard of a house in Vancouver’s Fruit Valley neighborhood.
Kapp said detectives left the scene about 4 a.m. today, but that officers were continuing to process the scene this morning. An autopsy was scheduled at the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office today. She expected to have an update later today.
A man shot Thursday evening in the yard of a house in Vancouver’s Fruit Valley neighborhood died of his injuries, according to the
Vancouver Police Department.
The shooting occurred about 5:26 p.m. at a home at the intersection of West 27th Street and Northwest Fruit Valley Road. Two minutes before, emergency dispatchers had received a report of a dispute with weapons, according to dispatch logs.
Neighbors reported hearing between four to six shots fired.
The man was found in the yard of a house at 1927 W. 27th St. Police moved in, weapons drawn and protected by a shield, to secure the scene and allow medics to reach the man. He was allegedly shot and killed by the homeowner, said Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp. The two men knew each other.
The man was rushed by Vancouver Fire Department and American Medical Response personnel into a waiting ambulance.
The suspect was detained by police and driven from the scene for questioning. Detectives do not believe there are any outstanding suspects related to the shooting, Kapp said.
Police also interviewed surrounding neighbors. Although shocked by the shooting, they said they’re relieved it doesn’t appear to be gang-related.
Police blocked off Fruit Valley Road from Fourth Plain Boulevard to traffic as part of the investigation. C-Tran has halted bus routes through the neighborhood until further notice. The No. 25 C-Tran bus that normally goes down Fruit Valley road is stopping at the parking lot of the Shell Station at Fourth Plain and Fruit Valley. Security vans are shuttling residents to their homes and picking up people from bus stops on Fruit Valley Road.
“I’m not surprised,” said Chaz Davis, who lives a couple of blocks away.
Chris Ackreman was napping in his home across the street when the shooting occurred.
“I woke up to all the police right outside my house,” he said.
Clark County property records list the homeowner as Jeremy G. Bicknell, 33.