Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Shooting suspect dies


March 30, 2023

A 30-year-old Shelton woman suspected in the shooting of her boyfriend was found dead March 18 at the High Steel Bridge in Mason County.

According to court documents, the deceased woman is Chantel Dawn Peterson, who was charged with domestic violence assault in the first degree for the Feb. 12 shooting of Elijah Gossett in Shelton.

The cause of death was suicide, according to court documents.

At the time of her death, Peterson was free on $5,000 bail following her initial arraignment on Feb. 27.

According to Shelton Police reports, Peterson shot Gossett multiple times before Gossett was a...

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