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Men arrested for murder, assault for two July shootings in West Central

Two men are in the Spokane County Jail facing murder and assault charges for two shootings on July 30 that left one man dead and two others wounded.

Izaac J. Innes, 36, is accused of fatally shooting Jeremy Ayers in front of 1308 W. Maxwell Ave. around 3:20 a.m. that morning. He was reportedly a passenger in a car driven by Darren J. Bercier, 21. The two then went to 2107 W. Sharp Ave., where Bercier allegedly shot two people with Innes’ AR-15 just after 5 a.m.

Witnesses told police that Innes was feuding with the man who was dating his ex-girlfriend. Innes was attempting to shoot that man when he instead shot Ayers, according to court documents. A witness inside the car said Bercier slowed “way down” and Innes fired his AR-15 repeatedly from the moving car.

Witnesses inside the home on Sharp Avenue said Bercier was carrying the AR-15 when he and Innes arrived at the home. One man was shot in the foot while he was sleeping in a recliner. He told police that he woke up to the sound of gunshots and that Bercier apologized for shooting him, saying he didn’t mean to do it, according to court documents. The second man, whom Bercier was allegedly arguing with, was more seriously wounded.

Innes has been in the Spokane County Jail since Aug. 9 on other charges of robbery, assault and possession of stolen property. Bercier has been in jail since Oct. 11 on charges of stealing a car, assault and eluding police.

Bond was set at $1 million for both men in brief court appearances Friday.

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