A 20-year-old woman accused of shooting three people in August at a market near Wauna will now face a murder charge, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said Saturday.
One of the victims, 40-year-old David Long of Wauna, died Saturday at Tacoma General Hospital.
Laura Sorensen had been accused of two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault in the Aug. 11 attack at the Peninsula Market. One attempted murder charge is being upgraded to first-degree murder.
Two men – Long and 78-year-old Lee Crider – were seriously injured. A clerk was hit with a ricocheting bullet.
According to court papers, Sorensen told detectives that she intended to kill herself but she first wanted to experience killing someone else.
She allegedly woke up Aug. 11 at her Gig Harbor home, where she lives with her mother, and then drove to her grandmother’s Purdy home to retrieve the gun.
That afternoon, she walked into the store, put down her purse, pulled out a .357 Magnum revolver and started firing, court records show.
She has pleaded not guilty. She is being held in the Pierce County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million in email@example.com