COLFAX, WA. (THECOUNT) — Kenneth L. Allen of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has been identified as the victim found shot dead in a Colfax, Washington vehicle Friday night.
Upon arrival on calls of shots fired, authorities located a woman near the side of Airport Rd, in Colfax, WA, swinging a baseball bat and otherwise acting agitated. Police made contact with ‘homeless woman,’ Ashley Myers, 30, who told them she had intentionally shot a man, later identified as Allen, inside a vehicle.
Allen, 55, was located deceased inside a nearby vehicle by Law enforcement.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. Cause of death to be determined.
Deputies also discovered a loaded handgun and substantial amounts of methamphetamine outside the vehicle.
Several witnesses driving by the area contacted 911 reporting a woman waving a gun at victim’s vehicle.
Myers will appear in court Monday afternoon. She’s charged with 2nd degree murder and possession of methamphetamine. She’s currently being held on a no-bail order in the Whitman County Jail.
At this time, the sheriff’s office is working to evaluate statements she made compared to the physical evidence.
The Coroner’s office is working to determine Allen’s exact cause of death and anything else that may have participated the fatal incident.
Anyone with possible information on the case should contact police at 911 immediately.