TACOMA, Wash. — A gunman with an infatuation with a Tacoma special education teacher lay in wait and fatally shot the woman as she arrived for school Friday morning, authorities told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News. Police later fatally shot the gunman after a chase and confrontation about 10 miles away.
Police said the victim, 30-year-old Jennifer Paulson, had an anti-harassment order against the 30-year-old gunman, Jed Waits, of Ellensburg.
“They weren’t a couple,” said Mark Fulghum of the Tacoma Police Department. “It sounds like they were acquaintances. He had a pretty good infatuation with her — that’s probably the reason for the anti harassment order that was in effect.”