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Camas man killed in Vancouver shooting

Ryan E. Momeny was a manager at Benjamin Moore Paint Co.

By Heather Acheson, Columbian staff writer
Published: February 3, 2014, 4:00pm

A Camas man was fatally shot Monday in what law enforcement officials are describing as a case of workplace violence.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a report of shots fired at the Westside Business Center located at 1800 W. Fourth Plain Blvd., in Vancouver’s industrial west side in the Fruit Valley area.

When officers arrived, they located the body of Ryan E. Momeny, 45, a manager at the Benjamin Moore Paint Co., in front of the business. They then found Robert R. Brown, 64, a driver at the company, deceased inside a vehicle in the parking from what is being described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to Momeny’s Linkedin page, he had worked at Benjamin Moore since 1985. He lived in Camas with his wife, Michelle Archer Momeny.

Brown was a Vancouver resident.

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes team continues to investigate to determine a possible motive for the shooting.

No other injuries were reported, and police do not believe anyone else was involved.

Fruit Valley Elementary School, located at 3410 N.W. Fruit Valley Road, a few blocks from the scene, was placed on a brief lock down while police were in the area.

Columbian staff writer