An Enumclaw man shot three times during a fight with his girlfriend's ex-husband will undergo surgery today to remove bullets from his head, according to Enumclaw police. The 47-year-old man, whose...
An Enumclaw man shot three times during a fight with his girlfriend’s ex-husband will undergo surgery today to remove bullets from his head, according to Enumclaw police.
The 47-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was at his girlfriend’s house near the intersection of Semanski Street and Sun Mountain Drive in Enumclaw at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday when Shawn Koula forced his way into the home, said Police Cmdr. Eric Sortland.
When Koula showed up at the home, he shoved his ex-wife out of the way and began arguing with the victim. Koula was armed with a .32-caliber gun, and police believe he shot the victim before shooting and killing himself, Sortland said.
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As bullets were flying, the woman clutched a 4-year-old child and walked out of the home. She told the two other children inside, ages 12 and 13, to run down the street.
The 47-year-old victim then stumbled out of the home and asked the woman to call 911, Sortland said.
Police found Koula, 34, dead in the living room. Koula, who is from Wisconsin, had been shot in the knee and head.
Six shots were fired from his gun.
The victim, who is in serious but stable condition, was unarmed.
Three days before the shootings, Koula and his ex-wife’s divorce became final.
Koula had been arrested three times on suspicion of domestic violence against the woman, Sortland said.
“We’re really anxious to talk to the boyfriend, depending on what his condition is,” Sortland said. “His memory? We don’t know.”
Jennifer Sullivan: 206-464-8294 or firstname.lastname@example.org