Coroner: Prosser shooting victim died from wound to the chest
PROSSER, Wash. - An autopsy reveals a Buckley woman who died in a shooting bled to death from a gunshot to her chest.
The Benton County coroner said Amanda Hill was shot once in the upper torso. The bullet struck vital organs which caused a lot of bleeding, which investigators said lead to her death.
Hill died at a party in Prosser, after police said her friend, Amy Brown shot her during a physical fight, early February 10.
Brown told deputies she and Hill began fighting after she saw Amanda in bed with her fiance. Brown said the two got into a physical fight and Amanda was choking her.
Brown said she then grabbed a gun and shot Amanda. She told detectives she did not think her life was threatened but shot anyway.
Investigators are ruling Hill's death as a homicide.