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Man charged in drive-by shooting early Sunday in Tacoma

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 16, 2010 at 8:38 am |
March 16, 2010 9:30 am

Pierce County prosecutors have filed charges against a 20-year-old man suspected in a drive-by shooting early Sunday in South Tacoma.

Terry Scott Webb Jr. was charged Monday with driveby shooting, two counts of second-degree assault and possession of a stolen firearm. He’s being held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Charging documents provide the following information:

Officers responded to two 911 calls just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The callers reported hearing shots fired in the 6600 block of South Fife Street. Officers checked the area but found nothing.

Less than an hour later, an officer responded to a reported aggravated assault. A woman told officers that Webb, who’s the cousin of her ex-boyfriend, had fired shots at her and a friend.

The women were in a vehicle stopped in the area of the earlier-reported gunshots. Webb and the ex-boyfriend were passengers in a vehicle that was following them.

“The defendant leaned out of the window and was holding a large firearm,” charging documents state. “The defendant fired a shot at the victims’ vehicle and both lay down in the vehicle.”

Another three to five shots were fired in the area before the suspect vehicle fled. The victims told officers they were in fear of their lives.

Twenty minutes later, an officer was parked in an apartment complex in the 2400 block of 96th Street South. She heard yelling in the parking lot and approached with her lights off. She saw three men next to a vehicle. One of the men, later identified as Webb, held up a gun and pulled the trigger several times. The gun did not fire.

The officer shined her light on Webb and “observed him do something quickly near the passenger side door and then turn and face her,” charging documents state.

The three men were ordered to the ground. The officer spotted a handgun in the passenger seat of the vehicle. Officers inspected the weapon and it appeared the cylinder was malfunctioning.

Officers conducted a records check and discovered the gun had been reported stolen in a burglary last year.

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