Man shot at on busy Lakewood road while driving to work, records say

A man suspected in a drive-by shooting in Lakewood is being held on $250,000 bail.

Police have not determined a motive for Sunday night’s shooting in the 9600 block of Bridgeport Way.

The 31-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to drive-by shooting, two counts of second-degree assault and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

Charging papers give this account:

The victims were heading to work about 10:45 p.m. Sunday when a Ford Expedition cut them off as they exited Interstate 5 onto Bridgeport Way.

As they drove north, the Ford pulled up alongside just before 59th Avenue Southwest, and the driver pointed a gun at them while steering with his other hand.

One of the victims “heard what sounded like a glass bottle striking their car,” records say.

He pulled over, saw a bullet hole in the passenger door and called 911.

The victims were able to give police a description of the suspected shooter and his SUV.

Later that evening, University Place police pulled over the suspect and said a single bullet fell out when he got out of his car.

The suspect has multiple drug convictions and a prior conviction for unlawfully possessing a firearm, according to Pierce County court records.

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.