A 24-year-old man on Friday was sentenced to 21 years, two months in prison for fatally shooting another man outside a Tacoma house party last year.
Steven Pawlak pleaded guilty in October to second-degree murder in the death of Jimmy Arevalo, 31.
The shooting occurred Oct. 7, 2012, outside a house in the 200 block of South 29th Street.
Pawlak traveled to the party by car with his brother and at least one woman, court records show. On the way, he showed the woman a loaded ammunition magazine and told her he might "kill someone tonight," court records show.
After arriving at the party, Pawlak, who had been drinking, showed off his .40-caliber handgun, including firing a shot into the ground. Arevalo, who was attending the party, asked Pawlak to put the gun away.
Instead, Pawlak opened fire on the father and small businessman, hitting him multiple times.
Pawlak fled and was arrested later at Sea-Tac Airport, where he had a one-way ticket to Chicago, court records show.