Vancouver man faces attempted murder charge

first_imgA Vancouver man allegedly involved in a gunfight in the Ellsworth Springs neighborhood in early January is facing an attempted murder charge. The shooting was apparently the result of a drug deal gone wrong, court records state.Andrew C. Morris, 22, appeared Thursday in Clark County Superior Court during which time he entered not-guilty pleas to first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and attempted second-degree murder.Morris’ attorney, Angus Lee, said that his client turned himself in Wednesday as soon as he heard there were charges pending against him.An updated condition for the victim, 18-year-old Devan Graham, who suffered gunshot wounds to the head, arm, leg and buttocks, was unavailable. However, a victim impact statement filed with the court in February indicates that he is no longer hospitalized.Shortly after 9 p.m. Jan. 3, Vancouver police were called to a reported shooting at Southeast 104th Avenue and Southeast 10th Street, where they found both Morris and Graham suffering gunshot wounds. The men had exchanged gunfire during a drug transaction, according to an affidavit of probable cause.Morris told officers that Graham walked up to him on the street, asked for marijuana and then shot him in the leg. He said he returned fire, the affidavit states.last_img read more