Kitsap shootings blamed on convicted felon who had just made bail
Nothing could keep Shane Christian Case away from his estranged girlfriend, even having police watch his car to make sure he didn't drive toward her.
The Associated Press
PORT ORCHARD — Nothing could keep Shane Christian Case away from his estranged girlfriend, even having police watch his car to make sure he didn't drive toward her.
Less than 12 hours after posting bail, Case, 35, of Seattle, who had been arrested for investigation of a domestic offense against Teresa Marie Delisio, 34, shot and wounded her father, Michael Hahn, 58, killed her and then committed suicide at Hahn's house near Olalla, Kitsap County sheriff's deputies said.
Twice in the past week Delisio appealed for help in avoiding Case, whose criminal record includes felony convictions for harassment and second-degree assault, Gig Harbor Police Chief Michael Davis said Sunday.
"Our officers are devastated about what took place," Davis said. "You try to do everything conceivable to protect, but sometimes it's just not possible."
Hahn remained in intensive care at Tacoma General Hospital on Sunday night, 24 hours after the shootings, but is expected to recover, deputy Scott Wilson said.
On Nov. 6 Delisio called 911 and said he had shown up uninvited while she was visiting her mother in a nursing home, but he fled before officers arrived, Davis said.
On Friday night, according to police, Case found Delisio again at a Gig Harbor cocktail lounge and sat next to her, sparking a quarrel that led a bartender to call police.
Case was arrested for investigation of intimidating Delisio. Police arranged a special arraignment Saturday morning and a judge ordered Case to have no contact with Delisio and set bail at $75,000, but he managed to post bail early that afternoon.
"We haven't figured out who (posted the money) or how he was able to bail out," Davis said.
Gig Harbor police notified Delisio and dispatched a patrol car to the bar, and the officer made sure that when Case came to get his car he left heading south toward the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, rather than north toward Olalla, Davis said.
Nonetheless, residents of Pine Lake Estates near Purdy called 911 to report screaming and gunfire at 10:09 p.m. Saturday, and deputies found Case and Delisio dead in the driveway and Hahn wounded in his house.
Investigators believe Case first shot Hahn, then killed his girlfriend on the gravel driveway and turned the gun on himself, Wilson said.