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Getting Out Alive

August 16, 2019 - 10:59 pm

According to a 2013 Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review, guns are by far the most common weapon used in domestic violence homicides.  More than all other weapons combined.   Emy Johnston shares her remarkable story of how she navigated for her life after being shot by her ex-partner.

A warning that the content on this story is disturbing.

Resources for help:

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Friends and Family Guide

New Beginnings (Available 24 hours): 206-522-9472

DAWN (Available 24 hours): 425-656-7867

Mother Nation Services for indigenous families

APICHAYA Services for Asian families

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (Available 24 hours) : 1-800-799-7233

Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence

 

Producers: Yuko Kodama and Jesse Callahan

Photo: Emy Johnston