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East Vancouver family threatened with shotgun

Family member arrested on multiple counts of assault

By , Columbian Editor

A woman described as armed and suicidal was arrested in east Vancouver Thursday afternoon after allegedly threatening family members with a shotgun.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies were called about 4:25 p.m. to a home near Northeast 162nd Avenue and Poplar Drive after a report of a family disturbance.

Family members told deputies that a family member had armed herself with a shotgun and threatened to kill other family members. After a struggle, they were able to wrest the shotgun away from the assailant, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Ellithorpe.

When deputies arrived, the suspect emerged from the house and refused to cooperate, instead telling deputies to “just shoot me,” according to Ellithorpe. She turned and ran back to the house. Deputies chased her to the front door, where the woman attempted to force it open.

The woman then raised a sharp metal object and advanced toward deputies, according to Ellithorpe. She was subdued with an electronic stun weapon, arrested and taken to the Clark County Jail, where she was booked on suspicion of multiple felony domestic violence charges and attempted assault on the deputies.

Her name was not released.