Body found next to truck used to ram woman's home

by: Terra Sullivan Updated:


KENT, Wash. - Police have found a body with what appear to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds next to the truck a man used to ram his ex-wife’s home in Kent.


Though the body has not been identified, it is likely that of a  man who police said shot his former wife in front of their three children after driving his truck through the home's front window.


King County deputies said the the woman and the couple’s three children, who are between the ages of 10 and 18,  were asleep in the home in the 15300 block of Southeast 307th Street when they awoke to the sound of a crash around 3:30 a.m. Thursday.


Officers said the woman's ex-husband, identified as Dion Fisher,  rammed his truck into the front window of the home and fired at least five shots from a handgun. One of the bullets struck Fisher's ex-wife in the hand. She was transported to a hospital.


Two of the children escaped through the back of the home and went to a neighbor's house to call 911.   The third child hid inside the home.


According to deputies, Fisher then fled and got into a short pursuit with deputies near Southeast Kent Kangley Road and Southeast Summit Landsburg Road, but he was able to elude officers.


Police later found Fisher's Dodge Dakota near the 21300 block of Mount Index River Road in Sultan, the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said.    A body was found nearby.


The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will later confirm the identity of the body, but police said the search for Fisher is over.