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Suspected Vancouver prowler was shot in chest

Published On: Jan 31 2013 02:38:35 PM CST
VANCOUVER, Wash. -

The Clark County medical examiner's office says a man who was killed in Vancouver because he was suspected of car prowling was shot in the chest.

The office said Thursday the death of 19-year-old Iosif Dumitrash of Portland was a homicide.

He was killed early Tuesday by a resident who thought he was a car prowler. Sean Doucette was holding him at gunpoint and waiting for police when shots were fired.

Doucette's lawyer says he was attacked and fired in self-defense.

Prosecutors say Dumitrash was trying to walk away. They're charging Doucette with second-degree murder.

Family members told The Oregonian Dumitrash was in the wrong place at the wrong time. About 200 people gathered at the Portland Church of God Wednesday night for a memorial service.

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