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Vancouver shooting suspect’s victim identified

A man wanted in connection with a homicide in Portland fatally shot himself Thursday evening during a standoff with police in Hazel Dell.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to a news release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Portland Police Bureau detectives were investigating a homicide following the shooting of two people Wednesday near Northeast 115th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. The homicide victim was identified as 24-year-old James Richard Greenwood. The other shooting victim, who has not been identified, is expected to survive, police said in a news release.

On Thursday, Portland detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the shooting suspect and learned he worked in Vancouver. The suspect was located in an industrial area near Northeast 78th Street and Northeast 19th Court, where he worked, the news release states.

The Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team was called shortly before 5 p.m. to assist detectives with serving the arrest warrant. The man fled into a nearby building and barricaded himself inside a bathroom. Crisis negotiators spoke with the suspect by phone, but he refused to surrender, according to the sheriff’s office.

The standoff ended when the man shot himself, the sheriff’s office said. Clark County Fire District 6 was called at 5:53 p.m. to an intentional, self-inflicted gunshot wound in the 1900 block of Northeast 78th Street, emergency dispatch logs show.

No further information about the incident was released.

Anyone with information about the case should contact Portland police Detective Anthony Merrill at or 503-823-4033 or Detective Shaye Samora at or 503-823-0768.


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