Port Townsend: Washington State University student held for investigation of shooting death

PULLMAN — A 21-year-old Port Townsend man attending Washington State University allegedly shot and killed his roommate early Friday morning.

Ashley Allen “Ash” Gilmore, a 2001 Port Townsend High School graduate, was arrested around 2 a.m. Friday and jailed for second-degree manslaughter.

The shooting appears to have been accidental, a Pullman police spokeswoman said.

The roommate, 20-year-old Joseph N. Tibbs of Gig Harbor, died within minutes of the shooting, Whitman County Coronor Peter J. Martin said.

Gilmore was ordered held on $25,000 bond in a Friday afternoon appearance before Whitman County Superior Court Judge David Frazier.

If Gilmore’s parents sign a wavier, he could be released on his own recognizance from the Whitman County Jail in Colfax.

Formal charges have not yet been filed in the shooting, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Byron Bedirian said.

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The rest of the story appears in the Sunday Peninsula Daily News.

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