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Sheriff: Man shot brother-in-law with shotgun leading to Hwy 30 arrest

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RAINIER, OR (KPTV) -

A man shot his brother-in-law with a 12-gauge shotgun in the Rainier area and then drove off, leading to a police chase and arrest on Highway 30, according to deputies.

Columbia County deputies responded to the 33000 block of Jaquish Road at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators said there was a dispute between Brandon McKay, 20, who lives at the location on his family's property, and 28-year-old David Sorrell, who rents a room with his wife in a building adjacent to the main home.

McKay said Sorrell is his brother-in-law.

"My brother-in-law walks up and says, 'you have that $20 you owe me?' And I said, 'I don't owe you $20,'" McKay said.

McKay said Sorrell then tackled him and went inside the home and grabbed the shotgun.

"I heard him cock the gun and I just dropped to the ground. I jumped to the ground," McKay said. "He blew my windows out and then he tried to shoot me."

McKay said he was hit, but luckily it was only a birdshot. He suffered minor injuries to his arm.  

Deputies said Sorrell fired four rounds. Three shots were fired at McKay, who was hit once, and a fourth shot shattered the window of a vehicle on the property, according to investigators.

Following the shooting, deputies said Sorrell left the scene in a Honda Civic with Washington plates. An Oregon State Police trooper spotted the car driving westbound on Highway 30 at 11:30 a.m.

The trooper and a Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office deputy were involved in a pursuit of the suspect and made a high-risk traffic stop, leading to Sorrell being taken into custody.

Westbound Highway 30 was closed while the situation unfolded.

Sorrell was booked in the Columbia County Jail on charges of attempted murder and second-degree assault.

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