A man is accused of shooting his girlfriend in the back of the neck late Wednesday afternoon in their apartment in east Vancouver after a day of arguing, court records show.
Logan O. Fouse, 41, appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Thursday for assault of first degree domestic violence.
Judge Gregory Gonzales set Fouse’s bond at $ 300,000. He is due to be brought to justice on November 18, according to court records.
Vancouver police said in court records that the bullet was lodged in the victim’s neck and had no sensation on the left side of his body.
According to the probable cause affidavit, police were called around 5:30 p.m. at the Fishers Mill Apartments, 1000 SE 160th Ave. Neighbors said they heard the couple arguing all day. A neighbor said she heard the woman scream, then a door slammed and a vehicle rushed off.
Later that day the same neighbor heard the couple arguing again and then a loud noise as if something had fallen. Subsequently, she heard the woman cry and an ambulance arrived shortly after, according to the affidavit.
Police said the victim was alert and said they did not believe the shooting was an accident. She completed a threat assessment, used to determine the danger the suspect poses to the victim, and scored a level 18, which is extreme, according to court records.
Fouse then read his rights to Miranda and allegedly admitted to shooting his girlfriend. He first said it was an accident, according to the affidavit.
“During his conversation with Logan, it emerged that Logan couldn’t say 100% that he hadn’t intentionally shot (his girlfriend) nor that he could 100% tell that he did. intentionally shot (her), “the officer wrote in the affidavit.
Fouse reportedly told police he made a “mistake” before the shooting and did not remember when he pointed the gun at his girlfriend, court records show.