Man arrested in connection with Parkland shooting

Staff writerMay 12, 2014 

A man shot in Parkland Sunday remains in serious condition and the rival gang member suspected of shooting him was arrested after allegedly trying to break into a home to hide, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The shooting took place about 1:30 p.m. near Pacific Avenue South and 115th Street South. Witnesses said six shots were fired. Two struck the 22-year-old victim in the chest and wrist. He walked to a nearby convenience store for help.

The alleged shooter, who is 19, was arrested after trying to break into a house in the 700 block of Violet Meadows Street South. Troyer said the man was likely looking for a place to hide from deputies but was scared off after discovering people were home.

He was ordered held for 72 hours Monday as prosecutors make a charging decision, the prosecutor's office said.

Detectives are still looking for the second suspect and trying to determine where the four shots that didn’t strike the victim went.

“We don’t know where the other four bullets went and that makes it a danger to the community obviously,” Troyer said.

Anybody who finds a bullet in their home or car is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department.

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