The Grant County Sheriff's Office has released the identities of the victim and suspected shooter involved in yesterday’s Soap Lake incident.
The shooting victim has been identified as Don Bitterman, age 78, who was found suffering from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen at his home in the 18000 block of Division 0.5 Road Northeast just south of Soap Lake. He was flown to Confluence Health/Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee. He is currently reported in stable condition.
The shooter has been identified as Josephine Bitterman, (aka: Johnson), age 77, who has been arrested on suspicion of first degree assault.
Emergency responders were called to their home about 2:00 p.m. yesterday. Aside from the couple, no one else was in the home at the time.