Police: Woman Shot Dead By Friend In Washington State

Amanda Hill

PROSSER, WA. — On February 10, 2018, at about 12:45 am, deputies responded to a shots fired call in the 140000 block of North River Road. A deputy and a Prosser PD officer arrived at about 12:49 am and outside of the residence they found a 36-year-old female holding a 35-year-old female, who appeared to have an injury to her chest. The injured female, Amanda Hill, 35, had stopped breathing and had no pulse so the deputy and the Prosser officer began CPR until medics arrived and took over life saving measures, but the injured female died.

It was learned the injured female had been shot with a handgun outside of the residence during a dispute between the two females. The 36-year-old female was taken to the Sheriff’s Office for questioning and was booked into the Benton County Jail for Murder 2nd degree/Manslaughter 1st degree.

KIMA reported: Hill’s aunt, Pamela Grant, described her niece as sweet, outgoing, caring, very loving – and stubborn.

Grant said Hill grew up in Covington, in King County, and leaves behind a large, loving family, including a son.

She adds that she isn’t sure how well Hill knew the woman accused of shooting her, but doesn’t think an alleged “best friend” would have turned a gun on her niece.

“We’re trying to dig deep for some forgiveness, but that’s going to take a little bit more time,” Grant said. “We are praying for the other girl’s family. I can’t imagine what her mom is going through, and we do know that she had sons. And I can’t imagine how her sons are feeling right now.”