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UPDATE: Longview man arrested for late night shooting outside Monticello Hotel

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A Longview man was arrested for suspicion of first-degree assault for allegedly shooting a man during an overnight dispute at the Monticello Hotel.

The Longview Police Department arrested Daniel Amaro-Anaya, 30, for the shooting that took place around midnight.

The initial police report states that officers, called out in the early hours of Wednesday, found the 43-year-old victim on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest. Amaro-Anaya told police he was an employee of the Monticello Hotel and was detained for questioning, according to Longview police.

People interviewed by police detectives said there was a verbal fight between the two men inside the Monticello Hotel that moved into the building’s parking lot. Police say the dispute escalated into a physical fight before Amaro-Anaya allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the victim.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to recover, according to a police report released Wednesday morning.

During Amaro-Anaya’s first appearance in Cowlitz County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon, Judge Gary Bashor set bail at $250,000 and approved a no-contact order between Amaro-Anaya and the victim.

Amaro-Anaya’s defense attorney told the judge that his client had called the police after the shooting and argued the shooting may have been in self-defense.

Amaro-Anaya was in jail as of Wednesday afternoon. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 23.

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