Police say Stanwood shooting suspect felt bullied by caretaker

Police say Stanwood shooting suspect felt bullied by caretaker

Credit: Heather Graf / KING

Police say Stanwood shooting suspect felt bullied by caretaker

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 6:03 PM

According to prosecutors, 86-year-old Arthur Hames shot one of his caregivers at Josephine Sunset Home because he felt bullied.

The probably cause form released by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office this afternoon revealed that Hames had plans to kill the caregiver and then commit suicide.

Hames appeared in the Snohomish County Court via video Tuesday afternoon.

Bail was set at $200,000. A judge set February 7th as the dismissal date.

Hames' attorney reserved the right to bring the issue of bail back before the court, because she said her client was extremely hard of hearing and could not fully understand what was going on.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. on Monday in the victims office. Hames fired the gun once, hitting the 59-year-old victim in the abdomen.

The victim was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was treated and released Monday.

Hames was arrested for investigation of assault with a firearm. He told police that the victim was abusive to him and other patients.

KING 5's Heather Graf contributed to this report.

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