A Tacoma man charged with shooting his girlfriend’s adult son is being held on $100,000 bail.
Marcus Nelson on Friday pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault with a firearm enhancement. A judge ordered him not to have contact with the victim, the victim’s mother or any of their roommates.
The shooting occurred Wednesday at a home in the 1000 block of North Villard Street, where Nelson lived with the victim, the victim’s mother and several other people.
The victim told police he awoke to Nelson holding a gun to his head. When the victim tried to move out of the way, Nelson allegedly opened fire.
The victim was hit in the abdomen, the right wrist and both thighs. He is expected to survive.
Nelson fled and went to an acquaintance’s house, where he asked to do laundry. Police found him there and took him into custody.
The two men did not get along because the victim once stole a power tool from Nelson and pawned it, according to charging papers.
After that, witnesses said Nelson regularly assaulted his girlfriend’s son.
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