Sorry kid.... assault with a deadly in this state???
Oh yeah.... You will be tried as an adult!
Actually, we’re pretty good on the self-defense issue here. DA’s had better have a solid case, or they wind up paying.
Based on my admittedly somewhat limited training (40-hour Use of Lethal Force course), I’d venture that given the apparently imminent threat of (at least) grievous bodily harm and disparity of force (among other factors), the kid was righteous - given the limited information presented.
Actually, Washington Stat is pretty conservative when it comes to gun laws. Legal for a kid to have a pellet gun. Legal to shoot someone to stop them from committing a felony OR to prevent bodily harm. That’s anywhere you might be.
Plus the Castle Doctrine and she was in her room. I hope the kid gets a .22 or larger by the time (6 months?) the scumbag gets out of jail.