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Man accused of hitting, killing motorcyclist facing murder charge

By , Columbian staff writer

A 33-year-old man was arrested Tuesday, accused of hitting and killing a Vancouver motorcyclist with his SUV last month in a Sea Mar Clinic parking lot in central Vancouver.

Vancouver police arrested Corey D. Shenkle in connection with the April 22 slaying of 57-year-old Larry Hicks.

Police located Shenkle near Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and Northeast Chkalov Drive. Officers arrested Shenkle without incident and booked him into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, hit-and-run resulting in death and possession of a stolen vehicle, according to a news release.

Vancouver police responded at 5:32 a.m. April 22 to 7803 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., for a report of a motorcyclist who had been hit.

Witnesses said they overheard the motorcyclist and other people in the parking lot possibly getting into some type of confrontation. They then heard a crash and saw the dark-colored SUV driving out of the parking lot and the motorcyclist on the ground, according to a previous news release.

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Hicks died from blunt force head injuries. His death was ruled a homicide, meaning it resulted from another person’s deliberate action. The ruling does not make any judgments about criminal culpability.

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