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Man, 19, arrested in east Vancouver fatal shooting

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A 19-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with the Nov. 19 shooting death of Josue Isac Lopez Padilla in an east Vancouver parking lot.

Alexandro Bolon Manrero was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder, according to a news release from the Vancouver Police Department. His city of residence was not provided.

Vancouver police located Bolon Manrero with help from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the SW Washington Regional SWAT team. Details of his arrest were not released.

Lopez Padilla, 20, of Vancouver died of a gunshot wound to the pelvis, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office. His death was ruled a homicide, meaning it resulted from another person’s deliberate action. The ruling does not make any judgments about criminal culpability.

Vancouver police had responded around 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19 to 4931 N.E. 112th Ave., near a Shell gas station and convenience store, in the North Image neighborhood. A person had flagged down AMR personnel to report a man had been shot in the parking lot, according to the police department.

He was taken to an area hospital before officers arrived, police said, and later died at the hospital.

The shooting investigation is ongoing.

Lopez Padilla was one of six Clark County high school graduates The Columbian profiled in June. He was selected for his perseverance and determination to return to finish credits needed for his high school diploma.

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