Suspect in St. Helens shooting taken into custody in California

Police say 31-year-old Adam Corey Fleming shot and wounded two people in St. Helens on July 2, 2019. They say he fled in a white 1993 Toyota Camry station wagon with Oregon license plate 427 EQV. (Photos via St. Helens Police Department)

ST. HELENS, Ore. – A suspect in a St. Helens shooting was found and taken into custody in Sacramento, Calif. Monday, the St. Helens Police Department said. Officers worked with the U.S. Marshals Service to apprehend Adam Corey Fleming.

Fleming was wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, July 2 in St. Helens.

On July 2, at around 10:15 p.m., officers responded to a home on Cowlitz Street for a report of shots fired. Officers say one man was shot in the arm, got out of the house, and took shelter with a neighbor.

The second victim, another man, was shot several times in the lower part of his body and was not able to care for himself. They said a girl was also in the house on the second floor, but was not harmed.

Both victims were taken to a hospital in Portland with serious injuries. They are expected to survive.

Police say Fleming, the suspect in the shooting, fled the home before officers arrived. Before he was apprehended in California, Fleming was last seen in Clackamas, Oregon at approximately 2 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3.

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