Vancouver police shoot man after disturbance

Credit: Marcus Griffith for KGW

Officers shut down the streets around 7th and Main in downtown Vancouver. Marcus Griffith said this officer trained his weapon on a suspect until the scene was secure.


by Ashley Korslien and Michael Rollins, KGW Staff

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Posted on March 13, 2014 at 5:52 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 4:51 PM

VANCOUVER -- Police shot a man in downtown Vancouver early Thursday morning after responding to reports of a large crowd fighting and a man with a gun.

The incident unfolded about 1 a.m. at East 6th Avenue and Main Street, police said. After police arrived, gunfire broke out around 7th Avenue and Broadway.

Officers found a man shot in the foot. He refused medical treatment. While looking for suspects, police were confronted by a man with gun, who ignored commands to drop the weapon. One officer fired at and struck the man.

Witness Marcus Griffith told KGW he was looking out his bedroom window about 1 a.m. and noticed that police had someone in custody. About 1:20, he heard gunfire and called 911. Officers ordered passersby to lie on the ground.

Dramatic photos taken by Griffith of the incident  (Tap for mobile)

He then saw a man on the ground between 6th and 7th with officers pointing weapons at him. He appeared to have a gunshot wound to his side, Griffith said.

Darryl E. Humphrey Jr., 21, of Portland was treated at a local hospital and subsequently booked into Clark County Jail for attempted murder and assault.