Subject Arrested in Early Morning Shooting Incident at Emerald Queen Casino
At approximately 2:30 p.m. today, March 21, authorities apprehended Jeremy Jay Schlenker, 27, who is suspected of fatally shooting an individual shortly before 1:00 a.m. this morning in the parking lot of the Emerald Queen Casino on Puyallup tribal lands in Tacoma, Washington.
Schlenker was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 when Oregon State Police (OSP) stopped his vehicle and arrested him by mile marker 252 near Salem, Oregon. Schlenker may reside or have resided in Yakima, Washington. OSP also arrested a female individual in the car, Amber Lynn Woodcock, 25. Authorities recovered a weapon.
The incident is being investigated by the FBI and the Puyallup Police Department. Information developed from evidence processing and witness interviews enabled authorities to locate Schlenker. In addition to OSP, the success of today’s search relied on the following partners: in Washington the Vancouver and Battle Ground Police Departments, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, and the Washington State Patrol; in Oregon, the Salem and Keizer Police Departments and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigation has not revealed any connection between the subject and the victim. The victim’s identity will not be released at this time.