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Vancouver Police investigate shooting - 09/19/22

Vancouver, Wash. – On September 18, 2022, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the 4800 block of Hazel Dell Avenue for a disturbance with weapons call. When police arrived, they located a male with a gunshot wound. Responding officers began emergency medical treatment of the victim, to include applying chest seals to the wound until he could be transported to an area hospital. 

According to witnesses, two males were sitting inside a vehicle and were involved in some type of physical altercation. The suspect excited the passenger side of the vehicle, reached back inside, and shot the victim while he was sitting in the driver’s seat before fleeing the area. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’7”-5’10”. 

A K9 track was conducted, however the suspect was not located. 

The Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation. 

Nothing further is releasable at this time. 

 

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Vancouver Police investigating arson   (Update: Arrest) - 09/14/22

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On September 14, 2022, at approximately 12:03 a.m., Vancouver Police responded to a business located at 808 Harney Street for the report of a male who was observed on a security camera burglarizing the business.  The male was located inside the business and was arrested without incident. This male was also determined to be the suspect in the arson investigation on September 12, 2022 referenced below. 

Aidan Michael Murray was booked into the Clark County Jail for Burglary II, Theft III, Malicious Mischief II and Arson I. 

The arson investigation is continuing. 

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Vancouver, Wash. – On September 12, 2022, at approximately 9:37 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to the report of an arson in progress at a residence in the 3500 block of F Street. The homeowner confronted an individual who was setting a fire near the garage of the home and the suspect fled on foot. The homeowner was able to extinguish the fire. Vancouver Police set up containment and conducted a K9 track. The suspect was not located. 

Vancouver Police Department arson investigators and the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office are continuing the investigation. Nothing further is releasable at this time. 

 

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Vancouver missing person located deceased - 09/06/22

Vancouver, Wash. – On July 7, 2022, the body of a male was recovered from the Columbia River by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO Case # 2022-27847). Vancouver Police Department (VPD) personnel were notified of the recovery on August 5, 2022, by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s (ME) Office and were advised that the recovered body was possibly Brandon Majors, who has been missing from Vancouver since May 12, 2021. Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit provided the Multnomah County ME’s Office with medical and dental records and photographs from Brandon Major’s missing person file. 

On September 1, 2022, the Multnomah County ME’s Office positively identified the body as Brandon Majors. His family has been notified. 

Multiple agencies have assisted the Vancouver Police Department with the Brandon Major’s missing person investigation including the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, the US Attorney’s Office in Portland, Oregon, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, and the Portland Police Bureau.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Vancouver Police Detective Zachary Ripp at (360) 487-7391 or zachary.ripp@cityofvancouver.us.

 

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Missing Endangered Person (Located) (Photo) - 08/31/22

Andrei A Asanachescu, was located safe and picked up by a family member on August 27, 2022.  

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