A warrant has been issued for a man charged with fatally shooting another man in the neck after an argument on Tacoma’s West End.
Demetrius Jackson, 19, was charged Monday with second-degree murder in the death of Manuel Olmos Jr., 32. Jackson is not in custody.
The shooting took place about 8:40 p.m. Thursday in a parking lot in the 2600 block of North Pearl Street.
Witnesses reported hearing Jackson and Olmos argue inside a fast-food restaurant after Olmos and a friend allegedly offered Jackson and his friends money for a ride.
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According to charging papers, Jackson asked, “You want to get shot?” during the dispute, and a restaurant manager asked both groups to leave.
Less than five minutes later, gunshots rang out. Two men were seen running toward a car and driving off. Olmos was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives identified Jackson’s friends from surveillance video and interviewed them. One admitted to police he was present at the shooting and that the group sped off in Jackson’s car.
He said he took the gun from Jackson immediately after the shooting and hid it under the seat, then later put it inside a plastic bag and placed it in the trunk, records show.
Jackson’s car was found, but it’s unclear whether a gun was inside.
Pierce County prosecutors have not charged Jackson’s friends in connection with the death.
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