Yakima Police Say Woman Attacked Man With Ax Before Shooting
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima police say surveillance video shows a woman armed with an ax lunged at the man suspected of fatally shooting her before he pulled the trigger.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that police on Tuesday filed court documents seeking a murder charge against the man, who is not in custody.
The police report says surveillance video from Friday night shows Anna Hargett and the man apparently arguing before the shooting. It then shows the man remove a pistol from his pocket before Hargett lunged at him while holding the ax. Police say he shot her after she had backed away and was lowering her weapon.
The man was charged Monday in Yakima County Superior Court with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.