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Spokane man's house shot up by disgruntled windstorm worker

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The man police say shot up an elderly man's South Hill home finally faced a judge Tuesday afternoon. According to court documents, the shooting was the result of anger over a tree removal bill following the wind storm.  

Albert Reeves III was arrested for drive by shooting. The victim, 89-year-old Bernie Nelson's home had seven bullet holes in it.

"It had to be high velocity weapon," Nelson said.

Nelson was blindsided by the violence. He said the shooting happened shortly after his son hired a crew to remove some trees following our nasty November windstorm. Court documents show his son found a man identifying himself as "Bert." records show the son says he and "Bert" got into a "heated argument" over the work. Bernie says it was all about money.

"Pay, salary," he said. "Money does quite a bit of evil in our culture sometimes."

Nelson was grateful to hear his accused attacker finally faced a judge for the shooting Tuesday.

Officers matched the shell casings at the shooting scene to a gun found on reeves during an unrelated call.

Reeves has a lengthy criminal history. 

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