Crime

Police seek last of 7 suspects in Lakewood homicide

All but one of seven suspects in a 2012 Lakewood homicide have been arrested.

Michael Rowland, 30, is still wanted by police in connection with the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Jaime Diaz-Solis.

Diaz-Solis was killed Nov. 12, 2012, when hit men hired to take out a rival drug dealer mistakenly shot Diaz-Solis instead, according to Pierce County prosecutors.

Investigators suspect Rowland drove a getaway car, according to charging papers.

He is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree attempted robbery. There is a felony warrant for his arrest.

Rowland is described as black, 6 feet 1, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The letter H is tattooed on his left chest.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are anonymous and can lead to a reward.

William Manuel Alvarez Calo, 28; Fidel Gaytan Gutierrez Jr., 31; Jiffary Alexander Mendez, 29; Mazzar Gerald Robinson, 42; and Ray Steven Turner, 32, have been charged in connection to the homicide and await trial.

Robert Leon Smith Jr., 34, awaits sentencing after he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree attempted robbery in connection with the incident.

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