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Vancouver woman accused of shooting man in leg

By , Columbian staff writer
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A Vancouver woman is accused of shooting a man in the leg, who witnesses said owed her money for drugs, in May at a house in Orchards.

Nicole L. Hunt, 33, appeared July 29 in Clark County Superior Court on a warrant for charges of first-degree assault while armed with a firearm and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Her bail was set at $150,000, and she is scheduled to be arraigned Friday, court records show.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies responded at 6:55 p.m. May 7 to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center for a man with a gunshot wound to his leg. The man told deputies that Hunt shot him, court records state.

The victim said he got a ride to his friend’s house in the 9600 block of Northeast 114th Avenue because his friend had connections to get him fentanyl pills and Suboxone. He said he went upstairs with his friend to meet Hunt, according to a probable cause affidavit.

He told deputies Hunt wanted to sell him the drugs, but he declined because he didn’t know her well. He said that made Hunt mad, and she pulled out a Glock handgun and shot him in the lower leg, court records state.

The victim said Hunt then left in an SUV.

Another man who was at the house told deputies that Hunt came over looking for the victim. He said he heard Hunt telling the victim that he owed her, and then she pulled out a pistol from her purse. He said that Hunt told the victim he was going to have to give her something, but the victim said he didn’t have anything. Hunt told the victim to “get a pillow” and that “it will hurt less,” the man told deputies, and then he heard a pop. He said Hunt left the house without her dog, according to the affidavit.

A woman who was at the house told detectives she heard that Hunt had fronted the victim some pills, and Hunt was demanding money from him when she shot him, court records state. The affidavit states the woman did not seem surprised Hunt had shot the victim.

Detectives said they found photos of ammunition and a gun that matched the victim’s description on Hunt’s social media, according to court records.

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