Skamania County sheriff investigating shooting of two men

Deputies responded to a burglary call at an apartment in North Bonneville

By Katie Gillespie, Columbian Education Reporter



The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Wednesday shooting of two men in North Bonneville.

At 7:15 p.m., deputies responded to a burglary call at an apartment on 1306 Yehuh Street, according to a news release. A second 911 call reported someone had been shot.

Deputies found Robert E. Holmes III, 57, who lives in the apartment, who had one gunshot wound to the face. He was transported to the hospital and has since been released.

The second victim, identified as Camas 30-year-old Brian M. Miller, had left the scene. Deputies later found out Miller was at the Washougal police station. Washougal police Sgt. Thad Eakins confirmed the man had shown up at the station that evening. Miller suffered from three gunshot wounds and is still hospitalized.

The suspect, Robert E. Holmes IV, a 25-year-old who lives at the apartment with his father, Holmes III, has been detained and taken to the Skamania County jail on suspicion of reckless endangerment. The Sheriff’s Office reports that Miller entered the apartment on Wednesday night when there was a physical disturbance between him and both Holmes. Shots were fired, and Holmes III and Miller were both injured.

The firearm used has been recovered.