Man wounded in Vancouver officer-involved shooting

He faces domestic violence assault charges

By Stevie Mathieu, Columbian Assistant Metro Editor and Mark Bowder, Columbian Assistant Metro Editor



A man who allegedly was threatening members of his family with a gun was shot by a police officer late Saturday night.

The man, Cacy L. Jordan, 37, remained in police custody Sunday evening at a local hospital and “is expected to make a full recovery,” according to a bulletin from the Vancouver Police Department. Jordan faces two counts of first-degree domestic violence assault, and he could face more charges, police said.

The incident began at 10:48 p.m. as officers responded to a report of a disturbance with weapons at a home at 16021 N.E. 37th St., in Vancouver’s Parkway East neighborhood.

The police bulletin said a caller had told a 911 dispatcher that a man was armed with a gun and threatening family members.

Social media users reported seeing a large number of police units converging on the neighborhood as patrol officers and on-duty SWAT personnel arrived on the scene. Emergency medical crews were also called in.

Wayne Tuholski, who lives a few houses south of where the shooting took place, said he watched from his front yard Saturday night as a police officer put on a ballistic vest and ran toward the scene with other officers. Police vehicles were parked throughout the neighborhood, he added.

“You knew something was going on,” Tuholski said.

Officers made contact with Jordan, but he reportedly refused to follow their commands, according to the police bulletin.

A Vancouver police officer fired at Jordan, hitting him, the bulletin said. Radio traffic at the time indicated the man who was shot was bleeding from his shoulder.

No other injuries were reported.

The identity of the officer who shot Jordan was not released. The case will be investigated by the Regional Major Crimes Team, led by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Tuholski said the chaos seemed to slow by about 11:15 p.m. Officers were tight-lipped on what information they shared with the neighborhood, but they did tell Tuholski that there had been a shooting, he said.

Sunday morning, a few police vehicles still were parked outside the scene of the shooting, and the house was cordoned off with police tape. The three-bedroom ranch-style house is on a suburban road just west of Northeast 162nd Avenue.

By Sunday evening, the police tape was gone and a pickup truck loaded with furniture was parked in the home’s driveway.

Neighbors said they live in a nice neighborhood, but Saturday’s shooting and the nearby shooting of a police officer last month are disturbing. On June 30, Vancouver motorcycle patrol Officer Dustin Goudschaal was shot during a traffic stop near the intersection of Northeast 162nd Avenue and 34th Street. Goudschaal survived his injuries.

Neighbor Ray White said the house where Saturday’s shooting took place had been vacant for months, but about two weeks ago, someone started fixing it up. Another neighbor, Dennis Wilcox, said he recently saw two men talking in the home’s front yard and thought they might be his new neighbors.

“The last couple of weeks have been interesting,” White said. He moved from Detroit three years ago to his Vancouver home, three houses away from the scene of Saturday’s shooting. Until recently, “it’s been a very nice, quiet neighborhood,” White said.

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