A 16-year-old suspected in a fatal Tacoma drive-by shooting was arrested in Aberdeen, police said, and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail, officials said Tuesday.
Jeremy Scott Bolieu is one of four people charged with first- and second-degree murder and four counts of first-degree assault in the death of 19-year-old Brandon Morris.
He was arrested Friday and charged as an adult. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Court Commissioner Meagan Foley set his bail.
The South Sound Violent Crimes Task Force picked Bolieu up without incident after investigators got leads about where he was, Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.
Morris was shot May 1 while standing with friends at South 45th Street and South Puget Sound Avenue. An SUV drove by and someone fired from the back seat, police said.
Morris was hit, and later died from his injuries.
Police said Morris and the friends likely were mistaken for gang members, but detectives said they had no gang ties.
Alexander Kitt, 23, and Lance Milton-Ausley, 17, are charged as adults in the case, and have pleaded not guilty.
A 15-year-old was charged as a juvenile, and has a hearing next month to determine whether he’ll be tried as an adult. The News Tribune generally does not name juveniles charged with crimes.