Crime

Last wanted teen surrenders following Parkland murder

The last of seven people charged in the shooting death of a Spanaway man turned himself in to authorities early Saturday morning.

James Purnell Mapp, 16, presented himself at Remann Hall juvenile detention center at 5 a.m., according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Previously, Rasjon Andre Robinson, Khiry Terrell Baylisa, Dasjon Michael Robinson and Dakota Mikalle Collins, all 16, had been taken into custody.

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

Two adults were also charged in the crime. Jamar Latez Jones, 20, and 19-year-old Lonnie Lawerence Brantley Jr. were both arraigned, and not guilty pleas were entered on their behalf.

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.

Craig Sailor: 253-597-8541, @crsailor

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