A 20-year-old Tacoma man pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree assault in a 2014 shooting at Les Davies Pier that left another man badly injured.
Superior Court Judge Jack Nevin sentenced Charles Pouncey Jr. to nine years, nine months in prison, which was near the middle of the standard range.
Pouncey was arrested in October after Tacoma police identified him as the man who opened fire in the pier parking lot during the early-morning of Aug. 20.
Witnesses said Pouncey might have been upset with the victim because he’d made a comment about the mother of Pouncey’s child.
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The victim was hit in the thigh and torso. Police found four 9 mm shell casings at the scene.
Friends and family of the defendant wrote letters to Nevin asking him to show leniency, saying Pouncey had endured a difficult upbringing but had performed well in school and sports.