Woman charged in shooting death over theft of political sign

Angela Conijn is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Kamran Cohee of Arlington.

Associated Press and Herald staff

MOUNT VERNON — A woman accused of shooting to death an Arlington woman allegedly involved in the theft of a political sign has been charged in Skagit County Superior Court.

Angela Conijn of Big Lake is charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 13 death of Kamran Cohee, 32, the Skagit Valley Herald reported.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Conijn, 55, is accused of shooting Cohee after a fight between Conijn’s husband and a man who was with Cohee.

The sign read, “Loren Culp for Governor,” Cohee’s boyfriend, Joshua Tryon, told King 5 News.

Angela Conijn’s husband told deputies he came out of his house when he saw someone pull into his driveway, believing the people meant to steal the political sign, documents say. A fight between the men ensued and Conijn’s husband was chased back into his home, he told deputies.

Outside, Tryon and Cohee allegedly began beating on the Conijns’ front door with a wheelbarrow, according to documents. Angela Conijn then allegedly exited the house and fired a gun toward the parked vehicle, striking Cohee, documents say.

The Skagit County Coroner’s Office has determined Cohee’s cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the head.

When deputies arrived at the Conijn home, they found Cohee dead in the driveway and Tryon allegedly admitted to taking the sign, documents said.

Angela Conijn was arrested. It wasn’t immediately known if she had a lawyer.

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