Vaughn couple fatally shot in Key Peninsula identified
Feb. 07, 2018
KEY PENINSULA, Wash. (AP) — A medical examiner has identified two people fatally shot during a dispute with another man in front of a Key Peninsula motor home.
The News Tribune reports that 35-year-old Lukas Slawson and 25-year-old wife Beth Hamlin-Slawson of Vaughn were shot to death Saturday while their 2-year-old son was in their car.
Deputies arrested a 27-year-old suspect who was walking in the area.
Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says they believe the dispute was over "guns and/or drugs."
He says the suspect had previously been in custody for an unlawful possession of a controlled substance charge but was released in January.
The terms of the suspect's release banned him from possessing firearms.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com