Victim in Vancouver shooting had sought protection

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The man wounded at a Veterans Affairs office in Vancouver had sought a restraining order last year against the former co-worker accused of shooting him.

Allen Bricker alleged that Deborah Lennon was stalking him with unwanted daily emails pursuing a romantic relationship.

The Columbian reports a Clark County District court commissioner issued two temporary protection orders in January 2013 but denied a permanent order in March because neither showed up at a hearing.

The sheriff’s office says Lennon went to Bricker’s office Tuesday and shot him twice in the chest. He remains in a Vancouver hospital with serious injuries.

Lennon is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, facing attempted murder and assault charges.

Bricker is a VA regional financial officer and Lennon had worked for him as an auditor.

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