Police: Vancouver teen shoots stepdad, flees scene

The victim is alive and is expected to survive his injuries, police said

A man was shot during a family dispute in a Vancouver residential neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, July 21, 2015. (KOIN)
A man was shot during a family dispute in a Vancouver residential neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, July 21, 2015. (KOIN)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — A man was shot during a family dispute in a Vancouver residential neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, officials confirmed to KOIN 6 News.

Police were called to the 3400 block of NE 130th Avenue on reports of two men fighting. When they arrived, they discovered a 16-year-old shot his stepdad through a door after getting into some kind of dispute, Vancouver Police Dept said.

The victim is alive and is expected to survive his injuries, police said.

Authorities took the 16-year-old into custody Tuesday night. He made his first court appearance Wednesday morning and was then booked into the Clark County juvenile detention center. He is charged with attempted murder and reckless endangerment.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as it becomes available.

A man was shot during a family dispute in a Vancouver residential neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, July 21, 2015. (KOIN)
A man was shot during a family dispute in a Vancouver residential neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, July 21, 2015. (KOIN)

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