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Suspect in Vancouver shooting now also facing vehicular assault

Shuderrin J. Flentroy, 22, is accused of running car carrying shooting witnesses off the road

By , Columbian staff writer
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Updated: August 5, 2022, 3:06pm

A Vancouver man — accused in a Monday shooting in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood — was back in court Friday to face new allegations that he ran a car, occupied with witnesses of the shooting, off the road.

Shuderrin J. Flentroy, 22, is now facing vehicular assault in the Tuesday crash. He appeared earlier this week on suspicion of first-degree assault and second-degree assault in the shooting.

Judge Derek Vanderwood set his bail on the new allegation at $100,000, for a total of $600,000 between the two cases. He’s scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 18.

Vancouver police responded at 1:38 a.m. near the intersection of Northeast 18th Street and 138th Avenue in east Vancouver, where a Chevrolet Silverado with three passengers had crashed and rolled over, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Officers recognized some of the occupants as being witnesses to the Monday shooting, in which Flentroy is accused of firing an AR-15-style rifle through the front door of a residence, wounding a man and injuring a toddler.

Court records say the shooting stemmed from a confrontation between Flentroy and Dale Sollers, whom he believed assaulted Flentroy’s girlfriend’s sister, Hannah Morehead.

Two of the people inside the crashed pickup were identified as Sollers’ teenage son, Joseph Sollers, and the teen’s girlfriend, Morehead. The driver, Tyler Gorton, told police the trio went to Flentroy’s house to see if he was there so Joseph Sollers could call the police on him for the shooting, the affidavit states.

Flentroy stepped outside and lifted his shirt, they said, appearing as if he was going for a gun in his waistband. They drove away and called 911, court records state.

They said Flentroy chased them in a GMC Yukon. The Chevrolet lost control while rounding a curve, crossed into oncoming lanes and left the roadway into a fenced construction area. Video surveillance captured part of the crash and shows Flentroy speeding away, according to the affidavit.

Gorton suffered a broken arm in two places, which required surgery, the affidavit states. Joseph Sollers was not treated, and Morehead suffered minor injuries.

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