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Vancouver man killed in shooting at Gresham, Ore., apartment complex

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A 23-year-old Vancouver man was fatally shot Wednesday evening at a Gresham, Ore., apartment complex.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Antoine Steven Archer’s death homicide by gunfire, according to a Friday news release from the Gresham Police Department.

Police responded shortly before 5:30 p.m. to reports of a shooting at the East Park Place Apartment complex, 18837 S.E. Yamhill St. Arriving officers found Archer outside suffering from a gunshot wound. Emergency medical aid was administered, but he was pronounced dead, the news release states.

Later that evening, a 15-year-old boy was taken into custody and booked at a juvenile detention facility on suspicion of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon, according to the news release. Authorities did not identify the boy.

Gresham detectives and other members of the East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team were called to the shooting scene and are leading the investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting, should call the Gresham Police Tip Line at 503-618-2719 or toll free at 1-888-989-3505.

According to Columbian archives, Archer was arrested in February 2020 after allegedly fatally shooting 18-year-old Trevonta Billie Steven Burks at a central Vancouver strip mall. The two knew each other, and the shooting erupted from a verbal altercation that had turned physical, police said.

Court records show Archer posted bail in March and was released from the Clark County Jail; his trial was scheduled for Aug. 1.

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