Man killed, woman assaulted in Normandy Park

by: Natasha Chen Updated:


NORMANDY PARK, Wash. - Authorities said a woman was attacked and a man was killed in Normandy Park Saturday afternoon.

Officers responded to the 18100 block of Normandy Terrace Southwest at about 2:45 p.m. after a report of an assault.

A woman, bloody from an assault and described in her 20s, had run there for help.

“She jumped over a fence, and just said, help me, please. And I got scared and ran into my house. Dropped my bike and just ran,” said 9-year-old Ronan Bishop.

Ronan said the incident looked fake at first, but he quickly realized it was no prank.

“Tons of blood on her back. It was coming from her head. She said, is my ear coming off? But no, it wasn’t,” Ronan said.

His older brother Atticus, 14, let her inside the house. He said she hid around the corner out of fear that the man might be chasing her.

As police were on their way, they received a call about a shooting at a home in the 18500 block of Normandy Terrace Southwest.

Medics responded to both locations.

“Fire arrived and found a male inside the home who was deceased,” said Sgt. Brian Sommer of the Normandy Police Department.

He said a suspect was taken into custody without incident and booked into the King County Jail. There are no known suspects at large.

Atticus Bishop said the woman named her attacker.

“His name was Shane Chamberlain. She said he was staying over at their house for a while,” he said.

A man by the same name was booked into the King County Jail two hours after the incident on suspicion of homicide and assault.

The woman told the boys she had seen Chamberlain holding a crow bar and asked him if he needed help.

“When she turned around, he attacked her. And so she said she tried to fight him off temporarily with a chair,” Atticus Bishop said.

She told them her grandfather was still at the house.

As of 11 p.m. Saturday, police would not confirm the identities of the victims or suspect.