The owner of an exhaust shop that opened fire Monday on a group of people in a shopping center in Northwest Washington, killing two people and wounding three, is now facing second-level murder charges.
Kathy Foye-Davis, 59, of Tacoma, was charged with first-degree homicide and two counts of first-level assault, according to a charging document obtained by The Washington Times.
She was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon.
The shooting happened about 9:40 a.m. on the second floor of the mall’s Pilot Shop at Northwest Mall.
The shooting was reported to police by a witness, who told police Foyee-Davis opened fire, according a charging affidavit.
Witnesses told police that the woman’s husband and three other people were standing outside the store when Foyefoye Davis opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle, according the charging document.
The husband and his girlfriend ran for cover in the back of the store, but Foyees gun jammed, and the couple went to the back, the affidavit said.
FoyeeDavis then opened fire again on the group of three people, who ran outside the mall.
One of the victims was struck in the head and died at the scene, according and the affidavit.
The victim’s wife, who had been standing behind her husband, said Foyes gun jammed after he shot her husband and the woman.
She told police she then took her husband’s gun and ran out of the shop, the charging documents said.
The affidavit said Froyes handgun was found inside the store’s inventory.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.