Alleged Vancouver shooter in court, bail $1M

Alleged Vancouver shooter in court, bail $1M

Alleged Vancouver shooter in court, bail $1M

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by Cornelius Swart, KGW.com

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Posted on February 6, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Updated Sunday, Feb 9 at 9:28 PM

VANCOUVER -- The woman who allegedly shot a Vancouver Veterans Affairs worker twice in the chest Tuesday appeared in a Vancouver courtroom Thursday and was formally charged with attempted murder.

Deborah Lennon, 46, is accused of shooting 45-year-old Allen Bricker after stalking him.

Lennon entered the Clark County Community Health building at 1601 E. 4th Plain Blvd. Wednesday, went up to Bricker, pulled out a handgun and shot him twice, police said.

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Former Marine Neil Burkhardt, 31, of Portland jumped in and wrestled the gun from Lennon. In the struggle he injured his right hand and was in the hospital overnight.

The Columbian newspaper reported Wednesday that Bricker filed a protection order against Lennon in January of 2013, and she had reportedly been stalking him since November of 2012.

On Thursday, Lennon was charged with attempted murder, assault, stalking and cyber stalking. A judge set her bail at $1 million.

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