Arrest made in Sexton Mountain shooting
A suspect in last Friday's shooting in the Sexton Mountain neighborhood was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Vancouver, Wash.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Unit has identified a 15-year-old suspect from Vancouver. Her name and photo have been distributed to media. However, The Times is not using either because she is a minor.
Detectives learned the youth was the suspect in an unrelated robbery reported early Saturday morning in Camas, Wash. Working closely with Camas Police investigators, corroborating information linked her to the Washington County shooting.
A 56-year-old man was shot inside a home in the Sexton Mountain community on May 11. The victim was able to provide a description of a female suspect prior to being transported to a local hospital by with non-life-threatening injuries. However, investigators did not locate her at the time.
At about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, the youth was taken into custody in the Mill Plain community of Vancouver by members of the U.S. Marshal's Service Fugitive Task Force, Camas and Vancouver police departments and the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
She is being held at the Clark County Juvenile Justice Center on a Washington County arrest warrant for robbery in the first degree and assault in the first degree, both Measure 11 charges — referring to an Oregon law that allows for enhanced sentencing for certain crimes.
Additionally, Camas Police investigators have charged her with first-degree assault. Oregon will seek her extradition from Washington.
Sheriff's Office detectives were assisted in their investigation by detectives from the Tigard Police Department.