SEATTLE (AP) – A female killed early Sunday in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood was shot by her partner throughout an argument in a ride-hailing lorry, police said.
Cameron Espitia, 31, is being hung on $3 million bail for investigation of murder in the death of 29-year-old Jennifer Espitia, KCPQ-TV reported Monday.
An Uber chauffeur told police that Jennifer Espitia was sitting in the front and Cameron Espitia remained in the rear seats shortly after midnight when they started arguing, inning accordance with probable cause documents.
The chauffeur informed authorities Cameron Espitia cursed consistently at his partner before the chauffeur heard a boom and thought a tire had burst. The driver said he rapidly realized Jennifer Espitia had been shot, documents said.
The driver feared for his life and kept driving on Cameron Espitia’s orders, police stated. Eventually, he informed the driver to stopped. After the man left the lorry, the driver called police.
The female was shot in the head and passed away at a Seattle medical facility, cops said.
Cops detained Espitia nearby. He told them he was not having a great night with his partner and had actually been consuming, files said. Officers found a little handgun on Espitia in an ankle holster, police stated.
Espitia told police he didn’t remember what occurred, that he woke up in the bushes and didn’t understand where he was, files said. He later on stated he had a faint recollection of being in the car.
Jennifer Espitia finished from Mercer Island High School in Washington and was on the rowing group at Saint Mary’s College in California, according to a college-athletics biography, The Seattle Times reported. She had won a community-service award for work as a peer teacher at Planned Parenthood, operating at a day care center and structure houses in Mexico.
Cameron Espitia worked for the United States Coast Guard, court documents said.
Details from: KCPQ-TV, http://q13fox.com/
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