Trump supporter ‘shoots dead 32-year-old woman who tried to steal MAGA sign from her yard’
- Angela Marie Conijn, 55, arrested by police on Saturday for allegedly murder
- Officers called to Mount Vernon, Washington, on Saturday around 5.25pm
- They discovered the body of Kamran Cohee, 32, lying in Conijn’s driveway
- Conijn’s husband claims Cohee and male friend were trying to steal a Trump sign
A woman accused of shooting dead another woman over a dispute involving a political sign has been arrested by police in Washington State.
Angela Marie Conijn, 55, was booked into the county jail on second-degree murder charges after allegedly killing 32-year-old Kamran Cohee.
A magistrate’s warrant was issued against Conijn yesterday, granting officers 30 days to file charges in the felony-level Skagit County Superior Court.
Angela Marie Conijn, 55, was booked into the county jail on second-degree murder charges after allegedly killing 32-year-old Kamran Cohee in Mount Vernon, Washington
Police officers from Skagit County Sheriff’s Office were called out to a property in Mount Vernon, Washington, on Saturday around 5.25pm after reports of a fight breaking out.
A few minutes later a second call was lodged with police from a man who said his friend had been shot.
When officers arrived at the property they discovered the body of Cohee lying in the driveway.
Investigators have said that the victim and the alleged shooter did not know each other, but that the incident started over the theft attempted of a political sign – believed to be in support of Donald Trump.
Court documents state Cohee, and a man, pulled into the Conijn’s driveway, allegedly so he could let air out of their vehicle’s tires.
Conijn’s husband claims he came out of his house when he saw someone pull into his driveway, believing they were trying to steal his political sign.
A fight reportedly then broke out between Conijn’s husband and the man who had arrived with Cohee, before Conijn’s husband was chased back inside his home.
Conijn’s husband told officers that Cohee and the other man started beating on his front door with a wheelbarrow, at which point Conijn exited their home and fired a gun towards the parked vehicle.
Police officers from Skagit County Sheriff’s Office were called out to a property in Mount Vernon on Saturday around 5.25pm after reports of a fight breaking out. A few minutes later a second call was lodged with police from a man who said his friend had been shot (stock image)
The shot struck Cohee, whose body was found 50ft from the house and 25ft from the road.
The man who arrived with Cohee allegedly admitted to taking the political sign.
Conijn is currently being held in the Skagit County Community Justice Center on $500,000 bail.
Conijn’s husband was taken to Skagit Valley Hospital for treatment for a facial injury and was reportedly later arrested on assault charges.