Robert Breck Bio
Robert Breck is an 80 years old man, who opened fire on October 3rd, at senior citizens in Smith Tower Apartments Vancouver, Washington. He accused of shooting three people. Two women were injured, and a man killed.
A Woman Who Knew Breck Described Breck as Friendly & Nice. Iva Gjerde, 94, spoke about Breck to Oregon Live. She lives in the apartment complex.
He was my neighbor, she said. As far as I knew, he was friendly and kind. There was never a problem with him at all. She didn’t know what the motive was for the mass shooting.
Update from Vancouver Police: On October 3, at approximately 2:09 p.m., Vancouver Police responded to a call of a shooting at 515 Washington Street (Smith Tower Apartments). When officers arrived, they located three victims in the lobby suffering from gunshot wounds. #koin6news pic.twitter.com/xvrj239L1l
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Smith Tower Vancouver Shooting
Robert Breck opened fire on October 3rd, at senior citizens in Smith Tower Apartments Vancouver, Washington Street at the intersections of 5th and 6th streets, where police responded to the shooting shortly after 2 p.m.
Robert Breck Victims
Breck is identified as the accused of the massive shooting in Smith Tower Apartments Vancouver. He opens fire on three senior citizens, killed one a man, and injured two women.
— US Breaking News (@breakingnewsma) October 4, 2019
The victims’ names were not released. Early reports were that multiple victims were hit, she said. This is an active shooter situation. The call came in as shots fired.
Johnny Moffey, a resident at the complex, told KOIN 6 News that he was a friend of Breck’s. He said the station that one of the victims had personal issues with the suspect that he didn’t detail.
He doesn’t bother anybody, but this one particular person he said was harassing him, and I know how that is, said Moffey to the television station. That’s all I can say. Authorities have not confirmed this account.
Robert Breck Arrested
When police reached his apartment, he was inside his apartment and had initially refused to open the door and come out.
After almost 3 hours of crisis negotiation, Breck was taken into custody without incident. Breck was booked into the Clark County Jail on charges of murder and attempted murder.
The scene at Smith Tower pic.twitter.com/nWE1tCveB2
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