Deputies searching for suspect after shooting in Vancouver

Residents have been asked to shelter-in-place in a Vancouver neighborhood as deputies search for a shooting suspect.
Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 5:41 AM PST
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CLARK COUNTY, Wash. (KPTV) - Deputies are searching for a suspect on Monday after a shooting in Vancouver, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.

At about 1:45 a.m., on Monday, deputies were called out to a shooting at Dell Terrace Apartments, at 7422 Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue. Deputies arrived to the scene and found a man with a gunshot wound in the parking lot. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

The suspect, identified Monday evening as Kenneth M Debruyn, 40, of Vancouver, was not located at the shooting scene and had left in a car. The sheriff’s office said the victim and suspect know each other and the shooting appears to have stemmed from an argument involving a girlfriend.

At about 2:20 a.m., a Vancouver police officer later found Debruyn in a car in the North Image neighborhood and there was a short chase before the suspect crashed at the intersection of Northeast 29th Street and Northeast 137th Avenue. The suspect fled on foot and has not been found.

The Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team was called in to help search for Debruyn, who is considered armed and dangerous. The sheriff’s office was focusing in the North Image neighborhood.

Detectives served a search warrant on a home believed to be associated with the Debruyn. However,  the suspect was not located inside the home.

People in the area were being asked to stay inside and lock their doors and windows. However, that shelter in place was lifted later in the morning.

The sheriff’s office said detectives are following up on several leads but the suspect remains outstanding.

Detectives has established a probable cause to arrest Debruyn for Attempted Murder in the First Degree and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree. He also has a felony warrant out of Clackamas County.

This is developing news. FOX 12 Oregon will update this story when new details are released.