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9 A Y ANNA ABAEBA SHAMARI, ) INFORMA TION
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I, Daniel T. Satterberg, Prosecuting Attorney for King County in the name and by the authority of the State of Washington, do accuse A Y ANNA ABAEBA SHAMARI of the crime of Assault in the First Degree, committed as follows:

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That the defendant A Y ANNA ABAEBA SHAMARI in King County, Washington, on or about November 24, 2010, with intent to inflict great bodily harm, did assault Lana Bell with a firearm and a deadly weapon and force and means likely to produce great bodily harm or death, to-wit: by shooting Lana Bell with a firearm;

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Contrary to RCW 9A.36.011(1)(a), and against the peace and dignity of the State of Washington.

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And I, Daniel T. Satterberg, Prosecuting Attorney for King County in the name and by the authority of the State of Washington further do accuse the defendant A YANNA ABAEBA SHAMARI at said time of being armed with a firearm as defined in RCW 9.41.010, under the authority ofRCW 9.94A.533(3).

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And I, Daniel T. Satterberg, Prosecuting Attorney aforesaid further do accuse A Y ANNA ABAEBA SHAMARI of the crime of Assault in the First Degree, a crime of the same or similar character and based on the same conduct as another crime charged herein, which crimes

INFORMATION - 1

Daniel T. Satterberg, Prosecuting Attorney W554 King County Courthouse

516 Third Avenue

Seattle, Washington 98104

(206) 296-9000, FAX (206) 296-0955

were part of a common scheme or plan and which crimes were so closely connected in respect to time, place and occasion that it would be difficult to separate proof of one charge from proof of the other, committed as follows:

That the defendant A Y ANNA ABAEBA SHAMARI in King County, Washington, on or about November 24, 2010, with intent to inflict great bodily harm, did assault Richard Jones with a firearm and a deadly weapon and force and means likely to produce great bodily harm or death, to-wit: by pointing and shooting at Richard Jones with a firearm;

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Contrary to RCW 9A.36.011(l)(a), and against the peace and dignity of the State of Washington:

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7 And 1, Daniel T. Satterberg, Prosecuting Attorney for King County in the name and by

the authority of the State of Washington further do accuse the defendant A Y ANNA ABAEBA 8 SHAMARI at said time of being armed with a firearm as defined in RCW 9.41.010, under the "authority ofRCW 9.94A.533(3).

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And I, Daniel T. Satterberg, Prosecuting Attorney aforesaid further do accuse A Y ANNA ABAEBA SHAMARIofthe crime of Arson in the First Degree, a crime of the same or similar character and based on the same conduct as another crime charged herein, which crimes were part of a common scheme or plan and which crimes were so closely connected in respect to time, place and occasion that it would be difficult to separate proof of one charge from proof of the other, committed as follows:

That the defendant A Y ANNA ABAEBA SHAMARI in King County, Washington, on or about November 24, 2010, did knowingly and maliciously cause a fire or explosion which damaged a dwelling located at 8525 South 117th Street, King County;

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Contrary to RCW 9A.48.020(1)(b), and against the peace and dignity of the State of Washington.

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DANIEL T. SA TTERBERG

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e el, eputy Prosecuting Attorney

Daniel T. Satterberg, Prosecuting Attorney W554 King County Courthouse

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Prosecuting Attorney

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CERTIFICATION FOR DETERMINATION OF PROBABLE CAUSE

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That Mike Mellis is a(n) Detective with the King County Sheriff's Office and has reviewed the investigation conducted in the King County Sheriff's case number(s) 10-273542 and 10 273597;

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There is probable cause to believe that Ayanna A. Shamari, black female, Date of Birth 02/17/1959, _.5 '04", 110lbs, brown eyes committed the crime(s) of Assault 1st Degree.DV (FireCtrm), Assault 2TIdDegree (Firearm), and -Arson ·lstQeg·ree(OGGupiedResi.denG.~) .: 7 This belief is predicated on the following facts and circumstances:

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Ayanna A. Shamari rents a single room at 8525 S 117th St in King County, 9 Washing.ton. Her room is the easternmost room with windows on the east and south walls. Her rental agreement allowed her access to common kitchen,

10 living rooms, laundry, and bathroom facilities. Her landlord (and homeowner) is 59-year-old Lana Bell. Ms. Bell also resides in the house in a 2nd floor 11 master bedroom. There are at least three other residents of this house. They also rent individual rooms from Ms. Bell. At the time of this incident this 12 house was occupied by five persons: Shamari, Bell, r errte r Robert Walker, a 3- year-old child being babysat by Bell, and a social friend of Bell's named

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Ms. Bell later reported to detectives that she had been having problems 14 with Shamari as a tenant. Ms. Bell had allowed Shamari to move in two months earlier .as she knew Shamari to be homeless and in need. Shamari was unable to 15 make her rent and had been arguing with other tenants since moving .i n .' One tenant (Walker) had threatened to move out because of Shamari's behavior. Ms. 16 Walker reported that she had argued with Shamari about the situation but that these arguments never became physical. Ms. Bell therefore gave Shamari notice 17 to be moved out on or about Qecember 1st 2010.

At approximately 1600hrs on 11/24/10 Richard Jones arrived at Ms. Bell's 18 house for a visit. As Jones arrived he observed Shamari arriving home at about the same time. Jones did not know Shamari by name but had seen her

19 numerous times during his frequent visits to the house in the past. He knew her to be a tenant who lived on the 2nd floor.

20 At approximately 1700hrs Jones was in the kitchen with Ms. Bell. Walker

stood just outside the kitchen as Ms. Bell was preparing a Thanksgiving Day 21 meal. Ms. Bell opened up the refrigerator door (right side door) and was standing in front of it when Shamari entered the kitchen. Shamari said little

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or nothing that Ms. Bell or Jones understood and then raised a handgun and shot at Ms. Bell. This shot grazed Ms. Bell's head injuring her scalp and tearing hair off her head. The bullet lodged in the inside of the open refrigerator door at about head height (to Ms. Bell). Detectives La t ex (~~,?-\\ what appeared to be Ms. Bell's head hair "i,n the bullet hole in the \h\:0' \::::- .

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Certification for Determination of Probable Cause

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Prosecuting Attorney

W 554 King County Courthouse Seattle, Washington 98104-2312 (206) 296-9000

Ms. Bell reacted to this gunfire by beginning to struggle with Shamari over the gun. During this struggle in the kitchen Shamari fired the gun two 2 more times. One shot hit the outside of the left refrigerator door and deflected off. The other shot hit Ms. Bell in the abdomen going through her 3 liver and lodging inside of her (where it remains post-surgery) .

After this initial volley of gunfire Shamari turned to Richard Jones

4 who still stood on the outside of a half height kitchen wall. Shamari raised the gun towards Jones and he started running through a family room toward the 5 back door. Jones ran through and broke the large glass pane of the back door to escape. As he did this Shamari shot her gun at least one time toward

6 Jones. This shot missed him however and lodged in an exterior wall. The

- -Bu-Ile-t-path-went -stL'aight-throughthe-broken q.La.s.s. of .. t he.cdoox and _.Bt.ruck .t.he..

7 wall. Jones would have been standing right in this area as he fled. As Jones fled through this door he was cut on the back of his right thigh by the

8 broken glass. The cut was deep and long requiring many sutures to close.

Shamari then fled the house with the handgun and was not located that 9 night. Ms. Bell was able to get to a neighbor's house to call police as did Jones. One of the renters, Robert Walker, heard the shooting from his 2nd

10 floor bedroom and as he heard Shamari yelling about someone "robbing" her or "stealing" from her. Walker also discovered that there was a fire burning in 11 the house. He then located and removed the 3 year old child (that Ms. Bell had been babysitting) from the house. The child had also been on the 2nd floor 12 at the time the fire was started.

Upon the arrival of KCSO deputies and aid personnel it was discovered 13 that Shamari's rented 2nd floor room was on fire. Firefighters responded and controlled the fire which was ultimately limited to Shamari's bedroom,

14 destroying it. KCSO Fire Investigator Andrews conducted the fire investigation. He determined that the fire in Shamari's room was set in two 15 distinct locations inside the room. One was on top of the bed and the other was along a wall. In addition, Investigator Andrews found that the fire/smoke 16 alarm in Shamari's room had been pulled down from the ceiling and placed in to a bucked of water, rags, and cleaning solution to render it useless.

17 Interviews with Ms. Bell were conducted and she was able to positively

identify her tenant, Ayanna Shamari, as the person who shot her. Shamari's

18 name, picture, and other information were released to the media on 11/25/10 with the goal of seeking the public's help in locating/arresting her. On

19 11/26/10 Shamari contacted KCSO detectives through a male friend. Tha friend arranged for her to surrender herself to police which she did on 11/26/10.

20 Shamari then provided post-miranda statements regarding where she hid the handgun after the incident. She did so as she did not want the gun found by a 21 child. Shamari declined to talk about the specific shooting/fire incidents

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friends of Shamari. These friends had met with Shamari in the timeframe after 23 the shooting/fire occurred and before she turned herself in. Each of these witnesses stated that Shamari confessed to them that she either shot Ms. Bell 24 and/or set the fire to her house.

Certification for Determination of Probable Cause

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Certification for Determination of Probable Cause

Prosecuting Attorney

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1 Fire Investigator Andrews authored a secondary Certification of Probable

Cause regarding the tentative results of his fire investigation. That

2 document is attached herein and incorporated by reference.

3 Based on these case facts there is probable cause to charge Ayanna

Shamari with Assault 1st Degree - DV (shooting of Ms. Bell), Assault 2nd Degree 4 (shooting at Jones), and Arson 1st Degree (setting fire to occupied

residence) .

Under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington, 6 I certify that the foregoing is true and correct. Signed and dated

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Daniel T. Satterberg, Prosecuting Attorney W554 King County Courthouse

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CAUSE NO. 10-1-10101-9 SEA

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY CASE SUMMARY AND REQUEST FOR BAIL AND/OR

3 CONDITIONS OF RELEASE

4 The State incorporates herein by reference the Certification for Determination of

Probable Cause prepared by Detective Mike Mellis of the King County Sheriffs Office under

5 incident number 10-273542 and 10-273597. .

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REQUEST FOR BAIL

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Pursuant to CrR 2.2 (b)(2)(ii), the State requests the court to order bail in the amount of $2 million, the amount set at first appearance, as the defendant poses an extreme risk to the community and the victims of this case. In this case the defendant walked into a common area of this home and opened fire on two of the occupants, seriously harming one of the victims by shooting her, requiring life-saving surgery. The defendant also set fire to the room she occupied in this home, putting the lives of all of the occupants in danger. In addition, she should be ordered to have no contact with the victims in this matter.

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Signed this L day of December, 2010.

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