Man accused of being driver in drive-by shooting

Target, shooter were allegedly among friends hanging out

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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A Vancouver man, 21, appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court for allegedly being an accomplice in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 26 in Hazel Dell.

Terrance B. Joshua, who was held on $75,000 bail, will face a charge of drive-by shooting at his March 7 arraignment. He also faces charges related to a separate case: There was a warrant for hit-and-run and reckless driving.

Attorney David Schultz was appointed to defend him.

Joshua's friend Kevin T. Barsotti, 19, of Hazel Dell is accused of shooting at another teenage boy who had failed to score marijuana for their group of friends.

Joshua was driving the vehicle from which Barsotti fired the shots, according to a probable cause affidavit. Barsotti will be arraigned the same day as Joshua.

An informant reported the shooting to Clark County Sheriff's Office and put deputies in contact with the two suspects' friend, Andrew Musgrave, and other witnesses, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit states:

Musgrave told police that he, Barsotti and Joshua had plans to drive Jan. 26 in one car to another friend's Hazel Dell apartment, where they all would hang out. Joshua and Barsotti said they needed to run an errand around 10:45 p.m. and drove the group to a convenience store on Northeast 51st Circle to pick up a teenager named Zack. As the group drove around Orchards, Zack made about seven phone calls on his cellphone trying to find someone who would sell them marijuana but was unsuccessful.

"Andrew said they were on 94th Avenue, and Terrance and Kevin began getting frustrated so they kicked Zack out of the car."

Zack began walking north on the west side of 94th, while the others drove in the same direction on the roadway. When the group had nearly reached their friend's apartment, Barsotti allegedly said, "I'm gonna buck at him."

Joshua allegedly replied, "Oh, yeah," and laughed.

Joshua later told police that he asked Barsotti, "You're gonna shoot at him?" and Barsotti replied, "Yeah."

Turn to enable shots

Then, the documents state, Joshua made a U-turn and headed back toward Zack. Barsotti allegedly took out a pistol and fired two or three shots at Zack's feet in the 6800 block of Northeast 94th Avenue.

A resident at a home on the same block said she and her children heard popping sounds around midnight Jan. 26.

Deputies found a .380 shell casing in the grass near where the shooting happened.

Barsotti, who denies the accusation, was arrested Wednesday. Joshua was arrested Friday after deputies tracked him down at his grandmother's home in the 10000 block of Northeast 20th Avenue.

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