No charges filed in I-5 shooting death

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On March 19, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist announced that no charges will be filed against Aubrey Tayler Bowlin in connection with the shooting death of Bruce W. Jones on Feb. 8 by the side of Interstate 5. Bowlin said she acted in self-defense and, given the evidence, the Prosecutor’s Office could not prove otherwise.

According to witnesses, the altercation began when Jones became upset at how Bowlin was driving her motorcycle on I-5 on Feb. 8. He boxed her into a location that she could not drive away from. After exiting his vehicle, he aggressively approached her on the shoulder of Interstate 5.

The fight that followed was initiated by Jones. At some point, Bowlin head butted Jones, who then drove Bowlin’s head into the jersey barrier before taking her to the ground. Bowlin shot Jones once in the chest when he attempted to climb on top of her.

“This is another reminder to everyone to keep a cool head on our roads,” said Lindquist. “Nothing good is going to come from physically confronting another driver.”

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