3 men, 2 underage girls accused in Camas home invasion
Five people have been charged in connection with a home invasion robbery in Camas last week, and could be connected with other crimes in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.
Authorities say 15-year-old Raelyn G. Domingo, another underage girl, 19-year-old Jamil R. Timpke, 20-year-old Evan B. Barajas, and 20-year-old Keonte D. Scott are in custody in connection with a home invasion that occurred May 12.
They're suspected of committing many more.
"This robbery has been linked to multiple robberies within Clark County and then also in Oregon," said Officer Debrah Riedl of the Camas Police Department.
The incident was reported around 3 a.m. in the 3900 block of NE Tacoma Court. The homeowner told police he had been communicating with a woman named Raelyn on social media, and they had set up a meeting around midnight that day. He heard someone knock on his door and announce, "it's Raelyn."
He said he opened the door and recognized the woman from social media. He said three partially masked men with guns forced themselves inside the home. All three pointed guns at the homeowner and asked him for cash. When the victim couldn't find any, the suspects began looking through his home, eventually taking his iPhone X, $40 in cash, a debit card, his driver's license, car keys and an Xbox One.
The victim said Domingo went through his bedroom and stole various pieces of clothing including Gucci belts and shoes. At some point, a shot was fired that hit a ceiling fan. No one was injured.
The group eventually fled, but the homeowner was able to contact 9-1-1 via his housemate's brother. A neighbor's surveillance camera caught an image of the suspect vehicle, which police used to ultimately solve the case.
The day prior, a 56-year-old man was found suffering from gunshot wounds at a home in the 8600 block of SW Muledeer Drive in the Sexton Mountain community. He was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, and had given police a description of the suspect. However, deputies and a K-9 unit were unable to locate her at the time.
Investigators later connected Domingo to that shooting are still looking into why Domingo went to that man's home.
"I can tell you that the victim and the suspect began communicating online earlier in the morning of the shooting," said Deputy Jeff Talbot of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, "At some point they agreed for her to come over to his residence and shot him once in the abdomen."
On Wednesday, May 16 police pulled over the car seen in the surveillance video and arrested Timpke, Barajas, Domingo, and the other underage girl. Officials said Scott was already in custody, accused of attacking a cab driver in Vancouver.
All five suspects live in the Vancouver area.
They've been charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, and first-degree burglary.
It has not yet been announced what charges Domingo is facing in connection with the Beaverton shooting, but they have been classified as Measure 11 crimes. Officials are awaiting her extradition to Oregon.
Authorities have not released the name of the other underage suspect.