A man charged in a fatal shooting last month on Tacoma’s West End was arrested early Thursday.
Demetrius Jackson, 19, is charged with second-degree murder in the Feb. 9 death of Manuel Olmos Jr., 32. He is expected to be arraigned Friday (March 3).
Police identified Jackson as the alleged shooter, but were unable to find him.
The confrontation between the men started inside a fast-food restaurant in the 2600 block of North Pearl Street when Olmos and his friends offered a ride to Jackson and his friends for money.
A restaurant manager asked both groups to leave after hearing Jackson ask the other group if they wanted to be shot, according to charging papers.
Moments later, witnesses heard gunshots in the parking lot and saw two men running toward a car and speed away.
Olmos was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jackson was pinpointed as the gunman after detectives identified his friends on surveillance camera and interviewed them.
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