VANCOUVER, Wash. — Vancouver police say a man was mistakenly shot in the leg during a manhunt the morning after Halloween.
The Columbian reported that more details were released Tuesday about the incident.
A man who helped lead police to a gunman’s vehicle ended up being shot himself in what Vancouver police are describing as a case of mistaken identity. They have not identified the man.
On Halloween morning, police were searching for 59-year-old John Kendall, who was wanted in connection with the shooting of his neighbor.
A man called 911 to report seeing Kendall’s car parking on the edge of a wooded area.
Law enforcement did not realize the man who had called 911 parked his own vehicle next to Kendall’s and stayed in the area after hanging up.
Police fired on him because they thought he was Kendall, who was known to be armed. Kendall was found nearby, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.