VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - Police are investigating a hit-and-run after a confrontation at a Vancouver bar.
Officers responded to a bar on the 3300 block of Northeast 112th Avenue at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Investigators said the victim was with a group of friends in the bar when another man began recording them with his phone. That led to a “verbal altercation” inside the business, before those involved went outside.
As the suspect was leaving the parking lot, according to police, he hit the victim with his vehicle and drove away.
FOX 12 spoke with Rex Fergus, a friend of the victim, who said they had been at Esther Short Park to honor Aaron "Jay" Danielson, who was shot and killed during a demonstration in downtown Portland.
They then decided to go to Charlie's Bar and Grill, where Fergus said the suspect started causing problems.
"He came into the bar and immediately was aggressive with everyone that was in the bar. He was aggressive with the bouncer, he was aggressive with everyone that he came into contact with, he came into the bar immediately pulled his phone out and started coming over to our tables and putting his phone in our faces," Fergus said.
After the suspect was asked to leave the bar by the bouncer, other people outside began recording the suspect "in case anything happened."
"Well something did happen, he jumped back in his truck and he ran over Shane," Fergus said.
The victim’s injuries were described as non-life-threatening, according to officers. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Fergus said the victim, Shane Moon, remains in the hospital.
The suspect has not been located. No further suspect information was released by police.
“Information is circulating that the suspect and victim were part of activist groups, however the Vancouver Police Department is unable to confirm that information,” according to a statement from VPD.
The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate this case.
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