On October 18 at approximately 3:09 a.m. Deputies from the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office Forks Detachment were dispatched to a residence located in the 1400 block of Calawah Way, Forks. Deputies responded to the area in reference to a man who had been shot while getting into his logging truck in order to go to work.
Deputies responded to the location of the shooting and arrived at about 3:24 a.m. Deputies contacted the victim of the shooting, identified as a 69-year-old Forks resident David E. Beebe. Mr. Beebe had been stepping up into his logging truck when he heard multiple gunshots which struck the side of his truck.
One of the shots struck him in the leg. The victim believed that he may have interrupted a vehicle prowl at his residence but stated that he did not see who had shot at him. Mr. Beebe was transported to the Forks Hospital and later transferred to the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Beebe remained in serious condition Thursday in the intensive care unit at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, a hospital spokesperson said.
Deputies secured the shooting scene and located the handgun suspected in the shooting.
A total of 13 shell casings were recovered at the scene. The log truck was struck multiple times, and an adjacent residence was struck by two rounds. Beebe allegedly fired 13 rounds from her pink and black 9 mm Glock semiautomatic pistol, hitting David E. Beebe, 69, with a single bullet outside his home and causing what medics said was a “through-and-through” wound to his lower leg, according to the probable cause statement.
On the morning of October 20, Sheriff’s Detectives interviewed David Beebe’s wife, 66-year-old Kay Ann Beebe. Mrs. Beebe admitted to intentionally shooting her husband on the morning of the 18th.
Kay Beebe later changed her account of the incident three times, according to the probable cause statement.
She said while at the hospital emergency room that before she called 9-1-1, she heard gunshots going off just outside of her house and that her husband said someone was shooting at him, according to the statement.
Mrs. Beebe was arrested by Detectives for Attempted Murder in the Second Degree and Reckless Endangerment. Kay Ann Beebe was booked into the Clallam County Jail in Port Angeles. The investigation was referred to the Clallam County Prosecutor’sOffice for formal charging.
A $500,000 bail was set last Thursday pending the expected filing of charges Monday in Clallam County Superior Court.