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Vancouver man arraigned in fatal shooting

20-year-old was killed Nov. 19 in North Image area

By , Columbian staff writer
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A Vancouver man pleaded not guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the Nov. 19 fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man in east Vancouver.

Alexandro Bolon Manrero, 19, was arraigned on the charge in Clark County Superior Court in the death of Josue Lopez Padilla.

Bolon Manrero’s trial is scheduled for Jan. 31. In the meantime, he is being held on $2 million bail.

The Vancouver Police Department responded around 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19 to Beverage Tobacco Zone, 11320 N.E. 49th St., in the North Image neighborhood. A store employee told police he was sitting outside when he heard two gunshots and saw two men run to a car and speed off. He then found a man, later identified as Lopez Padilla, wounded next to the building, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The employee flagged down an ambulance for help. Lopez Padilla, of Vancouver, was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, where he died from his injuries, the affidavit states.

Surveillance video showed two men — one of whom was later identified by police as Bolon Manrero — arriving in a car at the store and purchasing items. Bolon Manrero exits the store and begins talking with Lopez Padilla, who was standing nearby. Then, two muzzle flashes and a disruption in the air particles can be seen. The shooting was not in view of the camera, according to the affidavit.

Afterward, Bolon Manrero is seen running back to the car and waving for the other man to exit the store, before they drive off, court records state.

Police used the receipts from the men’s purchases at the store before the shooting to identify Bolon Manrero, according to the affidavit.

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