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News Release
Vancouver Police investigate downtown shooting - 10/03/19

Vancouver, Wash. –On October 3, 2019, at approximately 2:09 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a call of a shooting at 515 Washington Street (Smith Tower Apartments). When officers arrived, they located three victims in the lobby of the apartment building suffering from gunshot wounds. Two female victims were transported to area hospitals for medical treatment and one male victim was deceased.

Officers determined the suspect, Robert E. Breck, 80, a resident of the building, was inside his apartment, refusing to come out. Verbal communication was established with the suspect by officers from the crisis negotiation team while other officers and SWAT members evacuated residents. At approximately 4:45 p.m. the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Robert E. Breck was booked into the Clark County Jail on one count of Murder I. and two counts of Attempted Murder I.

All residents have been given the clearance to return to their apartments.

The investigation is continuing and nothing further will be released at this time.

 

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