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Second suspect charged in connection with Lakewood shooting

Post by Brian Everstine on Sep. 24, 2009 at 7:27 pm with 1 Comment »
September 25, 2009 5:41 am

Lakewood Police and members of the South Sound Gang Task Force arrested the second subject in a gang-related shooting last month.

Larell Lee Harttlet was charged in Pierce Count Superior Court with two counts of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. He is being held in lieu of $300,000 bail.

He was identified as one of the shooters in an incident that occurred on Aug. 28 on the 10200 block of Lila Lane. According to Lakewood Police, rival gang members shot at each other after getting into an argument at a party.

Police responded at about 11:20 p.m. and found multiple shell casings and a pool of blood. Bullets from the shootout hit a house in the neighborhood, almost striking someone asleep inside.

Another man, Deandre Robinson, has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and other charges are being considered. He told investigators that he fired his weapon in self defense after Harttlet shot at him.

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  1. ghost_guard says:

    Until we, as a community, take a zero tolerance on this, it will continue. There is no question. It is absolutely imperative that we begin in schools, as gang recruitment starts even younger than military recruitment. The “Neighborhood Watch” program has been shown time and again to be effective, but requires everyone to pull together and support one another. Pooling resources, and assisting neighbors when they are in need is also important in helping to prevent otherwise peaceful and friendly citizens from falling into a spiral of drug use and dealing and rings of theft and burglaries. Police municipalities are unlikely to take initiative unless the community demonstrates a willingness to put forth the effort to keep gang activity under wraps. How this should best be done, depends on individual locations, local gang sizes, their preferred methods of generating money (IE, Drugs, robberies, theft, firearms, etc). I encourage everyone to be proactive about this. Because once shootings start, the situation will be complicated dramatically, not to mention the dangerous factor of flying bullets in areas that our kids play.

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