35-year-old arrested after Vancouver double homicide

Dustin L. Zapel was considered armed and dangerous before being caught

Dustin L. Zapel in an undated photo released by Vancouver Police on July 16, 2017
Dustin L. Zapel in an undated photo released by Vancouver Police on July 16, 2017

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — A 35-year-old man described as a “person of interest” in a double homicide in Vancouver early Sunday has been arrested.

Dustin L. Zapel is believed to be connected to the slaying in the 1900 block of Fort Vancouver Way. According to Vancouver Police, officers found 2 deceased males outside of the complex when they arrived.

Police said both victims appeared to have stab wounds.

Zapel was last seen wearing a dark San Francisco 49ers coat, black jeans and black tennis shoes and was taken into custody by Vancouver police mid-morning Sunday.

Zapel was booked into the Clark County Jail Sunday afternoon. He is charged with 2 counts of murder and 1 count of attempted murder.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as soon as possible.