St. Helens shooting suspect caught in California

Crime

Adam Corey Fleming was arrested in Sacramento

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The man suspected of shooting 2 people at a St. Helens home on July 2 was arrested Monday in Sacramento, California.

Adam Corey Fleming was wanted after the shooting happened around 10:15 p.m. that night.

St. Helens Police Chief Brian Greenway previously told KOIN 6 News the shooting happened following a fight at a home along Old Portland Road.

Neighbor Renee Laurin said Fleming was staying at his friend’s apartment near her house when the shooting happened. Fleming and his friend were arguing about a suspected assault and Fleming pulled out a gun, shot his friend and another roommate, then fled, according to Laurin.

Laurin said she called 911 after a wounded man showed up on her porch.

Officers found one man suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm. He was taken to a Portland hospital and was released.

The other victim had multiple gunshot wounds to his lower body, according to Greenway. He was airlifted to a Portland hospital and underwent emergency surgery.

Both men are expected to recover. A young girl who was also in the apartment wasn’t hurt in the shooting.

Fleming was taken into custody with the help of the US Marshals Service.

Laurin said she was relieved to learn Fleming had been captured.

“I’m getting posts everywhere saying they caught him! They caught him!” she said. “It actually made me sleep a little better last night.”

Fleming is charged with attempted murder, assault, unlawful use of a weapon, sodomy and sex abuse all connected to the July 2 shooting. He is expected to make his first appearance in a California court on Wednesday. Local authorities plan to extradite him to Oregon.

In addition to these charges in Columbia County, KOIN 6 News learned he has a criminal record in Clackamas County. Court documents show Fleming has more than two dozen previous charges of encouraging child abuse for child pornography in 2017.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Headlines

More News

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Twitter News Widget