Washougal shooting suspect appears in court

23 year old victim remains hospitalized in satisfactory condition

23-year-old victim remains hospitalized in satisfactory condition

The suspect in a Washougal shooting made his first appearance in Clark County Superior Court Monday morning on charges of first-degree assault with a firearm.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Trevor Dean Hauzenberger, 23, of Vancouver, admitted to the shooting but stated that it was done in self-defense.

On March 31 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Washougal Police Department officers responded to a report of shots fired and a victim down.

On arrival they found 23-year-old Tyler G. Davis lying unconscious at the intersection of 27th and “F” streets, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Camas-Washougal Fire Department personnel transported Davis to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, where he underwent surgery.

Officers arrested Hauzenberger at the scene. He was booked into the Clark County Jail. The firearm, bullet casing and bullet projectile were recovered from the scene.

Court documents state that the incident stemmed from a verbal altercation between Trevor Hauzenberger and Haley Hauzenberger. Davis then became involved in the argument. After a bystander attempted to stop the altercation, Trevor Hauzenberger retrieved a 9 mm handgun from his vehicle.

“Trevor displayed the firearm and told Tyler something to the effect of, ‘I have a gun…Leave me alone,'” the affidavit stated. “Tyler apparently approached Trevor in an aggressive manner and said that he was going to kill Trevor. Trevor shot Tyler in the chest one time.”

Haley Hauzenberger also told officers that Davis had threatened to kill Trevor Hauzenberger.

According to the affidavit, WPD Sgt. Zane Freschette was told by hospital staff that Davis’ injuries included lacerations of the left renal vein and right renal artery, complete transection of the right hepatic artery, a large blood clot in his back, laceration of the right psoas muscle and a vertebrae fracture.

On Monday, Davis was listed in satisfactory condition at PeaceHealth.

Trevor Hauzenberger’s criminal history includes convictions for vehicle prowling, third degree theft and bail jumping.

During Monday’s hearing, Judge Daniel Stahnke set bail at $75,000. Trevor Hauzenberger, who is being represented by Angus Lee, will appear in court next during an arraignment hearing on April 15.