A Richland, WA, woman crossed paths with a gunman on July 30, 2018, while grocery shopping. Store details her miraculous escape after being shot in the head with a .22-caliber Ruger pistol.
Surveillance from the store shows Jenna Kline crossing the aisle in front of Matthew D. McQuin moments before McQuin pulled a gun and shot Kline on July 30 at the Richland WinCo.
The 33-year-old veterinarian falls to the floor then quickly scrambles around the corner and, in shorts and flip-flops still clutching her purse, Kline sprints down the next aisle.
Store shows after Kline was wounded and ran away, McQuin walks to a checkout stand where a clerk was scanning a customer’s groceries.
She saw him coming with the gun and starts to raise her hands as if it were a robbery. But McQuin simply puts the gun on an empty conveyor belt, tosses his hands in the air and keeps walking.
He doesn’t leave, however.
McQuin stands in front of the checkout stands until employees direct him to a bench, where he waits until police arrive minutes later.
The Army veteran with a history of drug convictions in the mid- to late-1990s is charged with attempted first-degree murder.
Kline was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland and later released, expected back for surgery for the bullet left in her skull, according to court documents.