Man Shot Near Bickleton

On June 16th, 2019 at approximately 2:30 P.M., Klickitat County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a shooting located about 2 miles North of Bickleton, Washington on Jenson Quarry Road in Klickitat County.

After arriving on the scene. Deputies identified the gun shot victim to be John Roger Swigart, age 59, showing an address of 503 E. Washington Street, Pasco, Washington.

The suspect was identified as Mark Lessly Allen, age 61, showing an address of 150 Addison Road, Roosevelt, Washington.

Mr. Mark Lessly Allen was taken into custory without incident and is being housed in the Klickitat County Jail pending further investigation.

At this point it appears there was a physical disagreement between the victim, John Roger Swigart and the suspect, Mark Lessly Allen, which resulted in the gun shot death of Mr. Swigart.

This is an on going investigation and there will be no further press releases until the Death Investigation is completed and submitted to the Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to determine charges based on the investigation.