Police make arrest in Vancouver Lake shooting

By Eric Florip, Columbian Transportation & Environment Reporter



Police have arrested one suspect and are seeking another in a robbery and shooting that left a man injured earlier this week.

Authorities on Friday arrested Joanna K. Speaks, 22, of Vancouver, with the help of the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT Team, police said. They’re still seeking Pedro Godinez Jr., 19, who also goes by the name “Junior,” according to Vancouver police.

Speaks was taken to the Clark County Jail on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and first-degree robbery. Godinez, still at large, should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Godinez is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and about 220 pounds, police said. He has “Mariana” tattooed on the right side of his head, “Monica” on his neck, “Baby” on his right forearm and “Silent” on his left forearm.

Early Wednesday morning, the victim was kidnapped at gunpoint from east Vancouver and taken to Vancouver Lake Park before being robbed and shot multiple times, police said. The man, whose identity police did not release, fled on foot and eventually made his way to Kadow’s Marina on Northwest Lower River Road. He was then rushed to the hospital and expected to survive.

Speaks and Godinez apparently fled in the victim’s car, a 2012 black Nissan Sentra with temporary Oregon tags, according to police.

Anyone with information about Godinez is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.