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Judge sets Vancouver man’s bail at $75,000 in drive-by shooting case

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

A Vancouver man’s bail was set at $75,000 in connection with an alleged drive-by shooting, apparently following a drug deal gone wrong, last week in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood.

Luke A. Grant, 36, appeared Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of tampering with a witness, drive-by shooting and possession of a stolen firearm. He is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 24, court records show.

Grant was arrested Jan. 10 following an investigation that started with a 3:16 a.m. report of shots fired in the 2500 block of East Fourth Plain Boulevard. Grant was found in a vehicle believed to be connected with the shooting, and a shotgun was found in his trunk, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Grant was initially arrested on suspicion of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Police later referred a charge of witness tampering after Grant’s girlfriend told them he pressured her into lying about the shotgun belonging to her, court records say.

Further investigation determined Grant and two passengers in his car were involved in an armed confrontation with occupants of two other vehicles, the affidavit states.

Video of the confrontation showed Grant running at the two parked vehicles and pointing the shotgun at them. Another man identified as Grant’s brother can be seen running away before stumbling and hopping on one foot, as if he’d been shot in the leg, court records state. The other vehicles drove away.

Grant’s brother was found walking nearby with a gunshot wound and was taken for treatment at a hospital. Court records indicate Grant’s brother and passenger have not been charged in connection with the shooting. The people in the other vehicles were not identified.