A man accused of a fatal shooting at a Tacoma gas station turned himself in Tuesday in the Los Angeles area, according to the FBI.
Robert Deshawn Grott, 29, was taken into custody after he surrendered to law enforcement officers, the Seattle office of the FBI said.
Grott is charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 1 death of 23-year-old Julian “Jay” Thomas.
According to charging papers, Grott fired 46 shots into a car parked at the Arco gas station at 3601 Center St. Thomas, who was in the driver’s seat, was hit 10 times.
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Grott argued with Thomas about five months earlier about a missing handgun, and authorities believe that prompted the shooting, according to court records.
Grott’s brother, Rashaad Grott, 22, is charged with first-degree rendering criminal assistance, for allegedly driving Robert Grott to California after the shooting.
The younger Grott turned himself in to police in California last week.