Vancouver police release photos of female suspect in homicide

Investigation continues into the death of Bentley Brookes, of Camas

The suspect in a downtown Vancouver shooting is considered to be armed and dangerous. (Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Police Department).

The Vancouver Police Department has released photos of a female suspect in the shooting of Bentley Brooks, of Camas. (Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Police Department).

The Vancouver Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the female suspect in the fatal shooting of a Camas resident.

The woman is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Bentley Brookes, an employee at Pacific Bullion Precious Metals, in downtown Vancouver, was found dead at his workplace Wednesday morning.

He died as a result of a gunshot wound. Brookes was 58.

Vancouver Police responded at approximately 11:50 a.m., to the precious metals business located at 701 Main St., on a report of a male inside who was believed to be deceased.

Detectives from the VPD Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation.

Brookes had more than 28 years of experience in the jewelry industry. He and his wife, Norma Lawson, opened Bentley’s Jewelry, 819 S.E. 160th Ave., Ste. 103, in east Vancouver, in 2007.

A gofundme account has been set up, at www.gofundme.com/prc5wzjz, to help Brookes’ family with mortgage payments and funeral expenses.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the VPD tip line at (360) 487-7399 or Det. Lawrence Zapata at Lawrence.Zapata@cityofvancouver.us.

Updates will be posted online at www.camaspostrecord.com.

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