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Woman, infant in critical condition after shooting in North Salmon Creek

Vancouver man suspected in domestic violence incident ID'd as David E. Stansbury

By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: December 8, 2022, 4:05pm

A woman and her infant remained in critical condition Thursday at area hospitals following a domestic violence shooting Wednesday at a house in North Salmon Creek.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office also identified the man suspected of shooting them before fatally shooting himself as 42-year-old David E. Stansbury of Vancouver.

Patrol deputies were dispatched at about 3:20 p.m. to a home in the 15000 block of Northwest Fourth Place for a reported disturbance with a weapon. Clark County Fire District 6 and AMR were dispatched a minute later for a stab/gunshot/penetrating trauma, emergency dispatch logs show.

The woman had called 911 to report her husband shot their infant, shot her and then shot himself. Arriving deputies entered the residence and found three people down on the floor from apparent gunshot wounds, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies provided medical aid until medics, who were staging nearby, entered the residence and took over, according to the sheriff’s office. Stansbury was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman was still unable to be interviewed by investigators Thursday due to her injuries, the sheriff’s office said. She was intubated and taken into surgery shortly after arriving at the hospital.

There were no calls to that address over the last two years, sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Skidmore said, and it is unknown if there was a history of domestic violence.

The sheriff’s office Major Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate.

A candlelight vigil was scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday near the house.