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UPDATED: Three in custody after deadly shooting in Lakebay, investigation continuing

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Oct. 8, 2010 at 7:39 am with 16 Comments »
October 8, 2010 2:31 pm

Three people – two men and a woman – have been booked into Pierce County Jail in connection with last night’s deadly shootout at a Lakebay house and investigators are continuing to search for others believed to be involved.

Investigators suspect the two men were inside the home in the 19100 block of Second Street KPN with the resident when a group of heavily-armed robbers approached shortly before 8:30 p.m., Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.  The woman is believed to be a getaway driver for the robbers.

The men were booked on suspicion of second-degree murder; the woman on suspicion of first-degree murder. All three were booked between 7 and 7:30 a.m., which means they will not make their first court appearances this afternoon.

Those in the home and the robbers exchanged several rounds of gunfire, leaving one dead and two injured. The man killed was one of the robbers and the father of an injured robber, Troyer said. He was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds just inside the doorway, Troyer said. He was dressed in camouflage and wielding a shotgun. The man’s age and name have not been released.

Also injured was a 28-year-old man who lives in the Lakebay home. He’s being treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. He could face charges upon his release from the hospital, Troyer said.

“It’ll be up to prosecutor once we get the whole thing unraveled,” he said.

Another robber also was injured. Deputies found him wounded on the side of Tiedman Road KPN. He has been taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, Troyer said.

Deputies and police dogs searched the area overnight for more robbers. They’ve cleared the area but were continuing to follow up on tips and leads, Troyer said this morning.

“There is still a lot to sort out,” Troyer said. “We still have some suspects at large, whether shot or not we don’t know. They may have gotten out of the area.”

Investigators suspect the robbers might have gone to the Lakebay home Thursday night after an earlier Oxycontin deal went bad, Troyer said.

“We are still pinning that down,” he said.

When the heavily-armed robbers arrived, they were met with the homeowner and at least two others who also were armed.  Investigators initially said close to 50 rounds of gunfire were exchanged between the two sides.

“Pretty much everybody was armed on both sides,” he said. “The gun battle continued out into the road, into the driveway” and down the road.

Neighbors called 911 to report hearing what sounded like machine gun fire.

Investigators served a search warrant on the home overnight. They found a loaded weapon and a marijuana grow operation inside a motor home behind the house, Troyer said. They were also counting how many shots were fired and recovering other weapons.

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  1. OldLefty says:

    They don’t call it Hillbilly Heroin for nothing.

  2. fivecardstud says:

    So now it’s Oxycontin deal went bad. In the other story it was a marijuana growing house. What ever it takes to get a warrant to invade by sheriff this time. Sounds like the old west is coming back.

  3. I’m curious as to what KP in you major headline means. I can’t connect it with anything in your story. Can you please explain?

  4. ereed: I am assuming you are referring to the headline for the print story: “1 killed, 2 injured in KP shootout.” My assumption is that KP stands for Key Peninsula. (I didn’t write that headline and haven’t conferred with anyone who worked last night to know for sure but that’s my guess.)

  5. Dawgman686 says:

    “KP” is short for Key Peninsula.

  6. Is this new information the reason that the earlier story (http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/10/07/1373483/home-invasion-robbery-turns-into.html) has been pulled and the links automatically redirect to this page?

  7. greenriverkate says:

    If I saw these guys around my house, you can bet I would get my gun. I hate thieves as they are just lazy useless humans. Obviously this was all premeditated. I have nothing of value but just the idea sets me off. Seems like “smart” drug dealers wouldn’t let ANYONE know where they live or where they grow. Talk about a bunch of idiots but don’t blame the homeowner. Just what if these jerks had gone to the wrong house out there in the woods? Idiots! Now sent em to jail so they can think about how d@mn stupid they are.

  8. notSpicoli says:

    “Just what if these jerks had gone to the wrong house out there in the woods?”

    Assuming this was a marijuana robbery

    Precisely. Like the cops have done on so many occasions. Marijuana prohibition makes us all less safe.

  9. truejustice says:

    I will bet a bridge that the DRUGS in Grandma and Grandpa’s “medicine” cabinet caused this. I may consider a CONCOCTION of other CHEMICALS may be involved.
    If the Herb marijuana was NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS, all the comments about marijuana are about as off base as the war on drugs itself has been for decades.
    If marijuana was not responsible for this, apologies are owed to all the civil, laws abiding MEDICAL MARIJUANA patients on the Key Peninsula.

  10. Final_Analysis says:

    Yes, lets legalize pot. We need more people out there on drugs. Especially kids.

    How about this, we legalize pot, and then randomly drug test everyone, and put all the drug test results out there along with your credit report.

  11. “How about this, we legalize pot, and then randomly drug test everyone, and put all the drug test results out there along with your credit report.”

    I”m OK with that.

  12. Taekkyon says:

    I have no problem with criminals who kill each other. Gang members are the same thing. I have no problem gang members who kill each other. Muhahahahahahahaha!

  13. pen_mightier_than_sword says:

    If you want to know their names, go to Pierce County Linx, click on Jail Roster, click on display current roster, scroll through the names with asterisks by them (means they were booked in last 24 hours) check the charges and if murder 1 or murder 2 you got a name.

    Then it’s usually interesting to run their names in Washington State Courts case search for free. I didn’t see anything on the girl though. You can also run their names on the linx name search for criminal and civil cases.

  14. Jail Roster shows Scott – also a female, Wear, in there for 4-5 of child rape..!

  15. ptproudnative says:

    they have a julia may jones booked at same time as 2 scott males. for 1st deg.murder for her. and 2nd deg,murder for 2 males

  16. ptproudnative says:

    this oxycontin drug hasa gotten way out of control,,,,,,soo sad….

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