Investigators on Tuesday clarified there were three deputies — not four, as previously stated — involved in the Feb. 4 traffic stop and shooting of Jenoah Donald, a 30-year-old Black man from Vancouver.
The Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team identified Sean Boyle, a 21-year deputy with the sheriff’s office; Greg Agar, a six-year deputy, and Holly Troupe, a one-and-a-half-year deputy.
The investigative team had stated Saturday that four deputies were involved. Kim Kapp, a spokesperson with the Vancouver Police Department, which is leading the regional investigative team, said one of the four deputies was found to have arrived after the shooting.
“The fourth deputy arrived after the use of force incident and determined to be uninvolved,” Kapp said.
Investigators did not identify which deputies shot. When asked, Kapp said, “additional information will be released once it’s available and will go out in a media release.”
Donald remains hospitalized, Kapp said.
The nine-sentence update did not provide any more details of the traffic stop that led to the shooting. On Saturday, investigators said deputies stopped a car near the intersection of Northeast 68th Street and Northeast 2nd Avenue, in the unincorporated community of Hazel Dell.
“During the traffic stop ... one fired their weapon, hitting the driver of the vehicle,” investigators said.
Neighbors interviewed by OPB after the stop did not witness what transpired leading up to the shooting. They reported hearing a gunshot, then a vehicle hit a fence. They saw marked sheriff’s office vehicles.
The shooting came about three months after Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies shot and killed 21-year-old Kevin Peterson Jr., who was also Black, during a botched drug bust, as first reported by OPB.
The investigation into that shooting completed in late November and was first released to the public in installments in December. A criminal review of that case is still underway.
Attorneys for Donald’s family, who also represent Peterson’s family, said Tuesday that investigators in the Donald case are not producing public information quickly enough.
“A mother shouldn’t have to wait this long to hear why police shot her son,” said Lara Herrmann, of Herrmann Law Group. “When law enforcement leaves people in the dark, it looks like they’re circling the wagons.”