- Associated Press - Saturday, November 14, 2015

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Tacoma police have arrested a 15-year-old boy believed to be the gunman in the Nov. 7 shooting of a 19-year-old in Tacoma.

The News Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1MOiqbT ) that the boy was arrested in Chico, California by FBI agents on Thursday.

Charging papers say the 15-year-old called Phillip Ryan by name and accused of him sexually assaulting a family member before shooting him.

This week, deputy prosecutor Greg Greer told The News Tribune there was no evidence Ryan had hurt the teen’s family member.

Police say the boy will be moved to Pierce County for a charging decision, possibly in juvenile court. The News Tribune didn’t name the boy because he hasn’t been charged.

Two other suspects in the incident were arrested and charged with second-degree murder earlier this week.

___

Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide