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Teenagers accused in drive-by shooting at east Vancouver apartment complex appear in court

By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: February 12, 2024, 5:50pm
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Anthony Peake, 17, appears Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree assault, drive-by shooting, felony harassment, attempt to elude and reckless driving. He's accused of acting as the driver in a Friday drive-by shooting at an east Vancouver apartment complex.
Anthony Peake, 17, appears Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree assault, drive-by shooting, felony harassment, attempt to elude and reckless driving. He's accused of acting as the driver in a Friday drive-by shooting at an east Vancouver apartment complex. (Becca Robbins/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Four teenagers are accused in a Friday drive-by shooting at an east Vancouver apartment complex in which one resident was nearly struck by a bullet.

Mariah Hassler, George Gaggero and Anthony Peake, all 17, appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court. Hassler is facing an allegation of first-degree assault. Gaggero appeared on suspicion of first-degree assault, drive-by shooting and felony harassment. Peake appeared on suspicion of first-degree assault, drive-by shooting, felony harassment, attempt to elude and reckless driving.

Judge Suzan Clark set Hassler’s bail at $100,000 and Gaggero and Peake’s bail at $500,000 each. The trio is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 26.

Another teen, Hayden Davis, 14, appeared in Clark County Juvenile Court on similar allegations.

A resident of the Autumn Park Apartments, at 13213 S.E. Seventh St., called 911 at 12:14 a.m. to report he heard four juveniles talking about a firearm outside his apartment. About 15 minutes later, the man called again to report several teens came to his apartment looking for his son’s friend, whom they wanted to fight, and threatened to shoot at the apartment, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Officers called the man for a statement because it seemed the suspects had left. But while on the phone, the man suddenly said the teens were shooting at his apartment. Dispatch began receiving other calls from residents who heard gunshots. A nearby officer also said he heard several shots, court records state.

Investigators found bullet casings in the parking lot and backyard, along with bullet holes in the man’s front door and back patio window. Some bullets appeared to have entered the apartment and struck a couch and wall. The man said he felt a bullet whiz past his torso, the affidavit states.

Arriving officers saw a car leaving the complex. When police attempted to stop it, the driver, later identified as Peake, sped away. Officers said Peake drove the wrong way on Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard and over medians, and sped through residential parking lots, according to court records.

When the car stopped, officers arrested the four teens, whom residents at the complex identified as those involved in the shooting, the affidavit states.


Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the location of the shooting. 

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