A Tacoma woman is accused of tracking her ex-husband through his cellphone last week and shooting him in the head in Parkland.
Amy Yasuko Taylor, 42, was arraigned Monday in Pierce County Superior Court on a first-degree assault charge. She is being held at Pierce County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.
According to court documents:
The victim told his current girlfriend Thursday that Taylor, his ex-wife, had been harassing him with phone calls and on Facebook, and that she could track him using a GPS application on her cellphone.
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That evening, the current girlfriend heard the sound of tires of a vehicle in her driveway being slashed and walked outside to see who was there.
Taylor confronted the woman and the victim came from the house. As he approached, he shouted, “Amy, stop it!”
Taylor went to the other side of the man’s vehicle, where another person who’d come with her was standing.
The girlfriend lost sight of the three. Then she heard a gunshot and ran off.
A neighbor who heard the shot and a car alarm grabbed a gun and a flashlight and went outside. He saw two people kicking the man on the ground.
The neighbor pointed his gun at the two people and told them to stop. They got into a silver sports car, where a driver was waiting, and drove off.
The neighbor tended to the victim, who’d been shot in the back of the head, and waited for paramedics.
Taylor was arrested later and told sheriff’s deputies she’d been present when someone was shot in Parkland but said she didn’t know anything about the incident.
She said the victim was her boyfriend, but that he cheated on her often.