Boy, 16, arrested in Truman area shooting

By Jessica Prokop, Columbian Courts Reporter

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A 16-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly shooting a 19-year-old man Thursday at a home in Vancouver’s Truman neighborhood, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

The boy, identified in court records as Tyler William Lummus, appeared Friday morning in Clark County juvenile court on suspicion of reckless endangerment, unlawful possession of a firearm and theft of a firearm. He remains in custody at the juvenile facility.

Lummus and the victim, who has not been identified, are acquaintances.

Deputies were called to a residence at 4710 N.E. 49th St., shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday and found the man bleeding from a gunshot wound to the leg, an injury described as significant but not life threatening, sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Fred Neiman said.

He was taken to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries, Neiman said. His condition is unavailable.

The shooting prompted a one- to two-hour manhunt in the area, and as a precaution, Truman Elementary School was placed on lockdown for a couple of hours. By Thursday afternoon, investigators had detained several people of interest in the case, Neiman said.

Investigators learned that six or seven teenagers were in the basement of the residence hanging out when the victim was shot. Witnesses and the victim told detectives that Lummus was the shooter, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in juvenile court.

During an interview, Lummus told detectives that he accidentally shot the victim and had stolen the firearm from another Vancouver residence he had visited, the affidavit states.

Lummus will be arraigned Wednesday morning.