Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 17-year-old boy with murder in connection with the shooting death of another teen last weekend in a South Tacoma alley.
Datrion I. Newton pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, first-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm during his arraignment this afternoon in Pierce County Superior Court.
Newton’s been accused in the death of Donald M. McCaney, 17. McCaney was shot Sunday night during a fist fight in the 4500 block of an alley between South Union Avenue and South Puget Sound Avenue.
During Newton’s arraignment today, Pierce County Court Commissioner Patrick Oishi increased the teen’s bail to $1 million.
Newton was represented by the Department of Assigned Counsel.