Two men charged with a pair of August drive-by shootings in Lakewood pleaded guilty this month to their roles in the incidents.
Clifton Armstrong, 21, of Lakewood was sentenced Friday in Pierce County Superior Court on charges of drive-by shooting and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to 31 months in prison, and a second-degree assault charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Co-defendant Ervin Rudolph Jr., 27, of Parkland was sentenced March 6 to 15 months in prison on one charge of drive-by shooting, and his second-degree assault charge was also dismissed.
The two were arrested Aug. 1 after a shooting outside an apartment building in the 7500 block of 145th Street Southwest in which three firearms were fired.
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The two first came to the complex in a blue car, fired at a third man, then left. Half an hour later, they came back in a white car and fired again.
A witness identified Rudolph as a participant in the shooting, so police went to his apartment and found a blue car and a white car outside.
Rudolph told police the man they shot at had jumped him the previous week. The target of the shooting was a known gang member, according to police.
That man, in his mid-20s from Lakewood, was shot in the leg about 15 minutes later in the 7400 block of South Hosmer Street in an unrelated incident, Tacoma police said at the time.