A teenager suspected in a Parkland drive-by shooting turned himself in and on Wednesday pleaded not guilty.
Christopher Hayward, 16, is charged as an adult with drive-by shooting and first-degree assault. He had a bench warrant out for his arrest and turned himself in Tuesday, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
Court Commissioner Meagan Foley set his bail at $150,000.
According to charging papers:
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Hayward fired at the father of a schoolmate he didn’t get along with on May 18 at Ainsworth Avenue South and 117th Street South.
Hayward allegedly called the other boy vulgar names when Hayward and friends drove by the boy’s house. The boy told his father, who confronted the group and followed when they drove away.
Hayward allegedly fired twice as the man followed. He didn’t hit the father or the man’s car.