The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said there’s no shelter-in-place order and nothing is on lockdown. Detectives and SWAT searched a home but didn’t find the suspect.

VANCOUVER, Wash. — An “armed and dangerous” suspect is at large after a man was shot in Vancouver early Monday morning, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) reported.

Detectives and the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team searched a house Monday morning in the area of Northeast 49th Street and Northeast 137th Avenue in Vancouver, near where the suspect’s vehicle was recovered. CCSO said they believed the house was “associated with the suspect,” but didn’t find the suspect there.

“He remains outstanding and is considered armed and dangerous,” said CCSO Sergeant Christopher Skidmore.

Following the search of the house, detectives started to follow up on several leads. SWAT was ordered to stand down and remain on standby, CCSO said Monday morning.

Skidmore said there is no shelter-in-place order and nothing is on lockdown.

The suspect and victim knew each other, CCSO said in a news release. “It appears this was not a random act and the altercation may have stemmed from an argument involving a girlfriend,” the sheriff’s office said.

CCSO did not provide a description of the suspect.

The shooting happened around 1:37 a.m. Monday at Del Terrace Apartments on Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue in Vancouver. Multiple people called 911 to report that they heard a gunshot and screams. When deputies arrived, they found the victim in the parking lot. He’d been shot in the torso once, CCSO said.

The shooting victim was taken to the hospital. CCSO said the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening “at this time.” Law enforcement did not report the name of the victim.

Witnesses told deputies the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle. A Vancouver police officer spotted the suspect’s vehicle in Vancouver’s North Image neighborhood around 2:20 a.m. The suspect tried to flee from the officer but crashed after a few blocks and then ran away on foot.

Law enforcement recovered the suspect’s vehicle at the intersection of Northeast 49th Street and Northeast 137th Avenue in Vancouver.

The CCSO Major Crimes Team is leading the investigation.

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