A jury convicted two men Wednesday in a Lakewood home-invasion robbery in which the homeowner fatally shot a man police said was a third intruder.
Qiuordai Taylor, 18, and Duprea Wilson, 20, were found guilty of first-degree manslaughter, two counts of first-degree assault and three counts of second-degree assault.
They also were convicted of two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of first-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary.
Police said Taylor and Wilson along with Taijon Voorhees knocked on the door of the Lakewood home the night of Nov. 18, 2014, and forced their way in when the homeowner answered.
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Then they tied up the man and his wife, ransacked the house and left.
The homeowner was able to untie himself and his wife, lock the door and go into their bedroom to get a handgun. As the robbers tried to get back into the house, they fired a shot, and the homeowner fired back.
Voorhees, 19, was hit and the robbers took off. They drove around and did not get medical care for the wounded teen, whose body police later found outside a Federal Way apartment complex.
Defense attorneys argued that the gun the robbers used was never recovered, and that there is not a legal obligation to help someone seek medical treatment.
Pierce County prosecutors said Taylor and Wilson came to Lakewood from Seattle, looking for marijuana and money, and targeted the wrong house.
Sentencing for both is scheduled for later this year.