Stevenson Man In Custody After Fatal Shooting

The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office says a Stevenson man is in custody after a fatal shooting Sunday morning.  According to a written statement, 24-year-old William F. Prosser has been booked into the Skamania County Jail on suspicion of murder.  The Sheriff’s Office says it received a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Lakeview Drive in Stevenson on Sunday at about 8:35 a.m., and on arrival found 37-year-old Michael McLaughlin of Tigard deceased outside a residence.  An initial Sheriff’s investigation revealed Prosser, McLaughlin, and three others had been at the Bagby Hot Springs in the Mt Hood National Forest and afterward had driven to Stevenson.  It was shortly after their arrival a verbal dispute occurred between Prosser and McLaughlin, ending with McLaughlin sustaining fatal gunshot wounds.  McLaughlin’s body was taken to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy that was scheduled for Monday.

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