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3 teens arrested for shooting death of Tacoma boy on his porch

Police investigate after teenager was shot on porch in central Tacoma

A 16-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded Tuesday while on his home’s porch, Tacoma police said.
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A 16-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded Tuesday while on his home’s porch, Tacoma police said.

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy on the front porch of his Tacoma home in July.

The teens — two boys and a girl — were booked into Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center Wednesday night. They have not been charged. Jail records show one of the boys was released Thursday afternoon pending further investigation.

Police believe the three are responsible for the death of Jamone Pratt on July 30.

Pratt was on his porch in the 4600 block of South J Street when he got into a dispute with the others around 12:40 p.m.

Neighbors called 911 to report hearing gunshots and seeing at least two cars speeding away from Pratt’s house.

Officers arrived to find Pratt suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

He died that night at Tacoma General Hospital.

No motive has been released.

Staff writer Alexis Krell contributed to this report.
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Stacia Glenn covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. She started with The News Tribune in 2010. Before that, she spent six years writing about crime in Southern California for another newspaper.
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