Two arrested in Hazel Dell homicide

first_imgTwo men have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the Oct. 1 shooting of Matthew M. Clark at a northeast Hazel Dell home.Clark County sheriff’s deputies identified the suspects as Kirk Michael Hernandez, 42, a transient, and Darrel Christopher Fry, 33, of Vancouver.Both are being held at the Clark County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and on arrest warrants unrelated to Clark’s death.They are expected to make first appearances Monday morning in Clark County Superior Court, at which time bail could be set and attorneys appointed.Deputies on Saturday didn’t give a motive for the shooting or release other information, except to say that the men were booked into the jail late Friday night and that all the suspects in the homicide are in custody. On the day of the shooting, they said they believed the victim probably knew his assailants.Clark died about 6:30 a.m. on a Monday morning. Neighbors reported hearing gunfire at the home and called 911. The first deputies on the scene found Clark, who was inside the home, already dead. One neighbor told The Columbian on Oct. 1 that after she heard the shots, she observed a car backing out of the driveway at the home and leaving the scene.last_img

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