Couple Charged in Shooting Outside Seattle Right-wing Event
SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a couple in connection with a shooting during a demonstration over the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington.
King County prosecutors on Monday charged Elizabeth Hokoana, 29, with first-degree assault with a firearm enhancement for shooting a 34-year-old protester in the abdomen. Her husband, Marc Hokoana, was charged with third-degree assault.
Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg says the evidence will show the two took a gun into a volatile protest on campus. He says the husband used pepper spray on the crowd and the crowd reacted predictably. But Satterberg says Marc Hokoana was not in imminent danger when his wife fired her pistol.
Attorney Steve Wells previously told The Seattle Times that his client shot the person because she believed her husband was in imminent danger.
The incident happened outside the Jan. 20 appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos.