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Bail set at $100K in early morning Washougal shooting

Suspect said the driver was 'acting suspicious,' taking photos

By , Columbian staff writer
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A Washougal man’s bail was set at $100,000 in connection with a Wednesday morning shooting that allegedly followed an argument over whether a motorist was casing a neighborhood.

Isaac Matthew Spiekerman, 23, appeared in Clark County Superior Court Thursday on suspicion of three counts of first-degree assault. He is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 28.

Washougal police responded around 1 a.m. Wednesday to 4322 Addy Loop after callers heard gunshots. Police found a man had been shot on the right side of his forehead. His car also had bullet holes in it, according to a probable cause affidavit. The man’s wife and two children were getting out of the car when police arrived.

Spiekerman told police that he fired three shots into the man’s car in order to defend his friend, court records state. He said that the driver was “acting suspicious” by driving around the neighborhood multiple times and taking photos of his friend’s car. Spiekerman told police that his friend went outside to confront the driver. The friend then told Spiekerman that the driver punched him in the face and threatened him with a gun, according to the affidavit.

Spiekerman and the friend told police they never saw the driver display a gun and that the driver never got out of his car, the affidavit states. The driver told police that he was circling the neighborhood to try to get his kids to fall asleep.

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