Man accused in Vancouver killing shot self in hand


Police have identified the victim of the shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An 18-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon, police confirmed, and one person is now in custody, accused of his murder.

Gunfire was reported in the area of NE Stapleton Road and Fourth Plain Boulevard at 2:24 pm. Officers immediately rushed to the scene.

The victim has been identified as Trevonta Billie Steven Burks. He was found dead at the scene, said police.

Vancouver police have roads blocked off as they investigate a shooting. February 4, 2020 (Courtesy Maria Marquez)

Later in the afternoon, 20-year-old Antoine Archer showed up at an urgent care clinic with a gunshot wound in his hand. Law enforcement was notified and sent out to the clinic to investigate.

According to police, Archer and Burks knew each other. They had an argument, which escalated and became physical. Police said it ended when Archer shot Burks. He then accidentally shot himself in the hand.

Archer has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder, said Vancouver police.

The intersection of NE Stapleton and Fourth Plain was shut down for a while as authorities investigated.

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