A 17-year-old boy suspected of stealing cars and shooting a man in East Tacoma was booked Thursday into Remann Hall, and prosecutors are reviewing the case.
The News Tribune generally does not name juveniles unless one is charged as an adult. Prosecutors are expected to make a charging decision next week.
Tacoma police arrested the teen Thursday night. He is being held on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and first-degree theft of a motor vehicle in three related incidents.
In the early morning hours of Oct. 1, police say, the teen and some friends burglarized a home on 90th Street, stealing an assault rifle and a Toyota Tundra.
The teen also is believed to have been involved in a carjacking on Yakima Court, where three men confronted a woman as she arrived home and took her Jeep Liberty.
Two blocks from the woman’s home, officers recovered a stolen Ford Expedition police believe the teens were using when they carjacked the Jeep.
The teens then allegedly drove the stolen Jeep down East L Street and shot a man as he sat in his car. The motive for the shooting was unclear, and police said the victim did not know the teens.