Cops search for armed man who may be in Portland, Vancouver

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say they are searching for a man who could be in the Portland, Oregon, or Vancouver, Washington, area after they say he shot a woman several times south of Tacoma.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department identified the man as 39-year-old Tony French, who they believe shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend in front of her home in the Frederickson area.

The sheriff’s department says he fled in a black 2005 Toyota Corolla with Oregon license plate 955HEE and is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

French is described 5 feet 11 inches and 210 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Deputies believe the two have been in a custody dispute over their 18-month-old child.

There is a history of domestic violence, Troyer told The News Tribune.