CLARK COUNTY, WA (KPTV) - The Clark County Sheriff's Office said an accomplice in a deadly shooting that happened Monday in Hazel Dell has been arrested.
On Monday, detectives located the suspect vehicle used in the shooting and identified a 17-year-old boy as the suspect who drove the vehicle from the scene.
The 17-year-old, identified as Terrance Busby, was arrested and booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Facility.
The suspect who fired the gun has not been found.
Deputies responded to the report of shots fired at around 2:30 p.m. in the Pacific 63 Center, located at Northeast Highway 99 and Minnehaha Street.
The sheriff's office said an 18-year-old man and at least two other people were sitting in a white Jeep when the shooting occurred; the suspect was standing outside the Jeep at the time.
Witnesses said they heard three gun shots, and according to one of them.
“The kids said something about trying to sell some weed and then shots went off, that’s all they could really talk about before they started bawling again.”
The 18-year-old man, identified as Gage Allan Kiser, of Vancouver, died at the scene.
Kiser's girlfriend told FOX 12 she's pregnant with their first child and he was excited to be a father
“I don’t want him remembered for selling pot. I don’t want him remembered in such an ugly way, he was always a happy boy even when he was sad, he knew how to make light out of the darkest situations," his girlfriend Chloe Chairns said. "His smile brightened every room, he made friends wherever he went. He wanted to get better, he was looking into counseling and treatment the day of his death, he really was happy to be a daddy. He couldn’t stop talking about it and smiling. He loved his baby so much.”
Investigators said the suspect left the scene before first responders arrived.
The sheriff's office believe the shooting may be drug-related, and that the suspect and Kiser knew each other.
According to the Vancouver school district the suspect is a student at Hudson's Bay High School.
Later, FOX 12 learned Busby was transferred to jail.
He is facing one count of accomplice to murder 2. His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.
Anyone with additional information about the shooting or the suspect is asked to call the Clark County Sheriff’s Office or contact Detective Fred Neiman Jr. via e-mail at Fred.NeimanJr@clark.wa.gov.
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