The third and final suspect wanted in connection to a shooting that killed a Clark County deputy on Friday has been arrested, according to the Vancouver Police Department.
Authorities say detectives from the US Marshals Office and the Salem Police Department found and arrested Guillermo Raya Leon Sunday evening in Salem, Oregon. Additional information on the circumstances of the arrest was not immediately available.
Police say Leon will be extradited to Clark County where he will face charges related to the deadly shooting of Deputy Jeremy Brown.
KATU News is learning more about what led up to the Friday shooting from court documents.
On Saturday, a warrant was issued for Guillermo Raya Leon’s arrest, to charge him with the aggravated murder of Brown. According to the probable cause affidavit, Brown was in an unmarked vehicle on a surviellence mission, watching Leon, his brother Abran Raya Leon and Abran's girlfriend Misty Raya.
Detectives say the three fled, crashing their vehicle on I-205 near Padden Parkway. That’s when they say the three continued to flee, running through fences and backyards. Police swarmed the quiet Northeast Vancouver neighborhood, shutting down the area as they searched. Finally catching up to Misty and Abran, both were arrested on outstanding warrants.
Jackie Hill came face to face with the suspects as they cut through her yard, stopping in front of the window where she was cleaning.
“I’m pretty scared because I told my husband to go after them, to go this way after them,” Jackie Hill said. “I’m very glad they didn’t just turn around and shoot me through the window. His face was this close to my face.”
Court documents also show that Misty and Abran told officers since being arrested that Guillermo believed they were being followed. They also told officers that Guillermo claimed Brown “shot at me first.”
After further digging KATU News has learned the two brothers have other outstanding court cases in Oregon, regarding drugs and theft.
KATU News has also confirmed Brown was involved in the high-profile shooting of Kevin Peterson Jr., a Black man who was killed by deputies during a drug sting in 2019.
The Clark County Sheriff Chuck Atkins is expected to hold a press conference Monday morning where he will be "discussing and honoring Detective Jeremy Brown, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and surrounding law enforcement agencies and the support of the community." He will not be discussing the ongoing investigation, according to a statement from his office.