A 20-year-old Spanaway man and a 16-year-old Lakewood boy were arrested Tuesday in Roy for allegedly shooting at a car chasing them through Spanaway.
The teen, charged as an adult in Pierce County Superior Court, is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail on charges of second-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm and drive-by shooting.
The 20-year-old is being held in lieu of $60,000 bail on drive-by shooting charges.
They were arraigned Wednesday.
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According to court documents:
A Tacoma woman who’d known the 16-year-old for about a month picked him up near Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue and drove him to the home of the 20-year-old in the 15400 block of B Street East in Spanaway.
After waiting 10 minutes for him to come out, she was about to leave and called the teen, who said it would be a minute.
Then he ran out to another car where the 20-year-old was waiting, and they left. She chased after him, trying to figure out why he left without her.
Two blocks later, the 16-year-old leaned out of the passenger window of the car and fired a shot at the woman. A shell casing later was found at 153rd Street South and A Street.
Undeterred, she followed and called 911. Sheriff’s deputies met the woman in the 17100 block of Pacific Avenue South. Based on her description of the car, deputies pulled it over in Roy.
The 20-year-old told police the teen had gotten into his car and said, “They shot at me!” When they circled the block, the teen said the shots came from the woman’s car.
The 16-year-old fired at the woman as they fled down Pacific Avenue, the 20-year-old said. He told deputies the handgun was in the glove box, where the teen put it.
The 16-year-old denied everything and told deputies the case would go away because nobody would testify.