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A probable cause document filed in Vancouver describes what led up to a fatal shooting in which multiple shell casings were found at the crime scene.More >
VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -
Clark County authorities released a 911 call Friday in which a shooting suspect's wife described a confrontation between her husband and a man who police described as a prowler.
Prosecutors said Sean Doucette shot and killed 19-year-old Iosif Dumitrash after he went outside to check on a car alarm. Doucette's wife called 911 in the early morning hours of Jan. 29.
"Hi, um, there's a car alarm just going off across the street and my husband said there was someone hiding over there in the shadows," said Doucette's wife in the 911 call. "It looks like a teenager. My husband is talking to him. My husband is a security guard, and he just got home from work."
A fight broke out during the confrontation. Doucette's lawyer said he was attacked and fired in self-defense, but prosecutors said Dumitrash was trying to walk away when he was shot. They're charging Doucette with second-degree murder.
"My husband was talking to him in the street and he just charged at my husband," Doucette's wife said in the 911 call. "And my husband is a security guard and he just got home from work. And he pulled his gun. And the guy said something, and my husband said, 'Get down on the ground, stop,' and the guy just charged at him."
The 911 dispatcher asked Doucette's wife to check if Dumitrash was still alive.
Dispatcher: "Is he awake?"
Caller: "It doesn't look like it."
Dispatcher: "Is he breathing?"
Caller: "It looks like he lost his pulse."
A second 911 caller reported hearing five gunshots.
"I see somebody holding a gun in the street with a black T-shirt on," the caller said. "I heard him fire five shots and yell, 'Somebody call 911.'"
Detectives cited information from an independent witness who told them Doucette and Dumitrash fought and then fell on the ground. When they fell, both men separated from each other, and Dumitrash "began to walk away," authorities said.
That's when Doucette fired the fatal shots, according to court documents.
Doucette has since posted bail and has been released from jail.
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