Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 54° Partly Cloudy
News >  Washington

Boyfriend shoots at couple in bed, then kills himself

By Cameron Probert Tri-City Herald

A Benton City, Washington, man is dead after breaking into an apartment and shooting at a couple in bed before turning the gun on himself.

Steven S. Eggers, 47, smashed the living room window of his girlfriend’s apartment on the 500 block of 14th Street at 9:50 p.m. Saturday, said Benton County Sheriff’s investigators.

Eggers and the woman had been in a relationship for about a year but it’s unclear if they were still dating, said officials.

When he found her in bed with another man, Eggers threatened them with a revolver, fired one shot into the wall above the headboard before shooting himself in the head, said investigators.

Subscribe to the Morning Review newsletter

Get the day’s top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning by subscribing to our newsletter.

You have been successfully subscribed!
There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email