- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - An Auburn teen has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of his grandmother’s ex-boyfriend.

The News Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/29FtI6Z ) that the 17-year-old appeared in court Wednesday on charges of attempted murder and unlawful possession of a firearm for the May 4 shooting. He wasn’t arrested until Tuesday after being on the run for two months.

Court documents say the boy and another 17-year-old shot the 63-year-old man when he opened the door of his Tacoma home.

A third defendant has been charged with being the teens’ getaway driver.

Charging papers say the teen arraigned in court Wednesday told friends the victim had assaulted his grandmother in the past and he wanted “to do something about it.”

He’s being held on $1 million bail.


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

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