A 17-year-old boy allegedly involved in a gang-related shooting outside a Parkland fast-food restaurant has been charged as an adult with three felonies.
Pleas of not guilty were entered Friday on Joshua Ozuna’s behalf in Pierce County Superior Court to two counts of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Judge Frank Cuthbertson ordered Ozuna jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Prosecutors say Ozuna shot at two members of a rival gang about noon Jan. 21 at the restaurant in the 11000 block of Pacific Avenue.
The rivals returned fire, and a 14-year-old boy was shot in the hand. Two other bullets hit a nearby car dealership. One shattered a window, and flying glass cut a receptionist inside, sheriff’s deputies said.
Witnesses identified Ozuna as one of the shooters, prosecutors said.
Another boy, 15, was arrested and charged last month as a juvenile with being in possession of short-barreled rife and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Prosecutors might still charge him as an adult.adam.lynn@ thenewstribune.com