Police: Woman shoots man in the face, tries to hide behind his house

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ALLYN, Wash. — Police are investigating the home of a 47-year-old man was shot in the face by a woman before she tried to hide in his backyard as police searched the residence, the sheriff’s office said.

Mason County sheriff’s deputies were called around 9 p.m. Thursday to reports of gunshots in the 100 block of East Sherwood Lane in Allyn. The caller said a woman shot a man in the face and fled the scene on foot.

When deputies arrived, they found a 47-year-old homeowner dead near the front door of his home from a gunshot wound to the face. Deputies searched the home and discovered a 34-year-old Shelton woman hiding in the back yard, the sheriff’s office said.

She was arrested for suspicion of murder and taken to the Mason County Jail.

Officers served a warrant on the victim’s residence following the arrest, and found the gun they believe was used in the shooting.

It is unknown why the man was shot, deputies said, and they are still investigating the incident.

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