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Three teens arrested in fatal May 18 Parkland shooting; 2 more sought

James Mapp, left, and Dakota Collins are sought in connection with the shooting death of Lorenzo Parks in Parkland on May 18.
James Mapp, left, and Dakota Collins are sought in connection with the shooting death of Lorenzo Parks in Parkland on May 18. Courtesy

Three teenagers charged in the shooting death of a Spanaway man were arrested early Thursday.

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives received information that some of the suspects were inside a home in the 2100 block of 60th Street East in Tacoma.

A SWAT team responded and took Rasjon Andre Robinson, Khiry Terrell Baylis and Dasjon Michael Robinson, all 16, into custody.

It’s unclear who owns the house where the teens were discovered.

The teens were booked into Pierce County Jail and are expected to be arraigned Friday. Two more 16-year-olds, Dakota Mikalle Collins and James Purnell Mapp, remain on the run.

All five teens have been charged as adults with first-degree murder in the May 18 death of Lorenzo Parks, 38, of Spanaway.

Jamar Latez Jones, 20, and Lonnie Lawerence Brantley Jr., 19, have both pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and are being held on $500,000 bail each.

Prosecutors contend the teens decided to rob someone after a night of drinking and found Parks. They demanded he give them everything in his pockets. Even after Parks turned out his pockets to show that he had nothing, Collins shot him with a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, according to charging papers.

Parks was found dead in an auto parts store parking lot near Pacific Avenue South and 127th Street South after witnesses reported hearing a fight.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Collins or Mapp is asked to call 911 or Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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