The men appeared to be so drunk they didn’t notice two Tacoma police officers following them as they shot a pistol from the window of a moving car.
The officers noticed the men after spotting a Ford F-150 truck speeding west on East 24th Street near East D Street.
As police started to drive after them, officers heard a gunshot. Then three more.
Both vehicles went over the East 34th Street bridge, and another gunshot pierced the air.
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Multiple patrol cars were used to stop the truck, according to court records.
A 21-year-old man behind the wheel was arrested first. His 29-year-old passenger allegedly threw a pistol holster under the truck before getting out and being taken into custody.
A .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol was found nearby.
Police said both men were “extremely intoxicated” and could barely stand up.
On Monday, they pleaded not guilty to drive-by shooting in Pierce County Superior Court. The driver was ordered held on $20,000 bail. The passenger is being jailed in lieu of $40,000.
Commissioner Meagan Foley ordered the men not to speak to each other until their cases are resolved.
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653