Crime

Teen charged in fatal shooting of man in Parkland arrested at Tacoma motel

James Purnell Mapp, 16, is the only suspect who is not in custody.
James Purnell Mapp, 16, is the only suspect who is not in custody. Courtesy of Pierce County Sheriff’s Department

A 16-year-old boy charged with fatally shooting a man in Parkland during a botched robbery was arrested Monday after more than a week on the run.

Police found Dakota Mikalle Collins staying at a Tacoma motel in the 8700 block of South Hosmer Street and took him into custody.

He was booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Collins was expected to appear in court Tuesday (June 7).

Five co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the May 18 fatal shooting of Lorenzo Parks.

James Purnell Mapp, also 16, is the only suspect not in custody.

A SWAT team arrested Rason Andre Robinson, his twin Dasjon Michael Robinson, and Khiry Terrell Baylis last week at a Tacoma home. All were charged as adults in the slaying.

Two men, 20-year-old Jamar Latez Jones and 19-year-old Lonnie Lawrence Brantley Jr., were arrested shortly after the shooting and are being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Prosecutors said the group approached Parks, 38, in the parking lot of an auto parts store and demanded everything in his pockets.

According to charging papers, Parks turned his pockets inside out to show he had nothing worth stealing, but Collins pulled out a .45-caliber pistol and shot him in the torso.

Parks’ body was discovered near Pacific Avenue South and 127th Street South after witnesses reported hearing a fight.

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653

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