Crime

Bail set at $1 million for teens charged in empty pockets shooting

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Collins Courtesy of Pierce County Sheriff’s Department

Bail was set Friday at $1 million for three teenage boys charged in the fatal shooting of a man in Parkland who turned his pockets out to show he had no money to steal.

Khiry Terrell Baylis and twins Dasjon Michael Robinson and Rasjon Andre Robinson, all 16, entered not guilty pleas and were ordered held in the Pierce County Jail.

They are among seven people charged with first-degree murder in the May 18 death of Lorenzo Parks, 38, of Spanaway.

Jamar Latez Jones, 20, and Lonnie Lawrence Brantley Jr., 19, have pleaded not guilty and are each being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Two teens, Dakota Collins and James Mapp, remain on the run.

Collins is believed to be the shooter.

According to charging papers, the teens were drinking on the night of the shooting and decided to shoplift food.

They eventually decided to rob someone and approached Parks, who turned his pockets inside out to show he had nothing after they demanded he hand over his belongings.

Prosecutors allege Collins shot Parks with a .45-caliber pistol in the parking lot of an auto parts store near Pacific Avenue South and 127th Street South.

People nearby called 911 to report hearing a fight and gunshots. Deputies found Parks’ body in the parking lot.

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

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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