Airway Heights man accused of shooting wife, stepdaughter arrested

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. — After a statewide search, a man accused of shooting his wife and 11-year-old stepdaughter in Airway Heights earlier this week was arrested in Seattle on Thursday.

Zion Carter, 38, was arrested for a shooting that happened near S. Aspen and W. 10th Ave. on Tuesday. He allegedly shot his wife and stepdaughter multiple times, who were taken to the hospital for their injuries. They were rushed into surgery, but police said they are expected to survive.

Court docs say Carter and his wife got into an argument that ended with Carter shooting her. His stepdaughter was in the bathroom with headphones when she heard gunshots, and Carter then reportedly forced his way in, shot her and took her phone, then stole his wife’s car and drove away.

Carter was booked into Spokane County Jail on Friday night, and is being held on a $1.5 million bond. He has been arrested for two counts of attempted murder.

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