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Two charged in connection with shooting at Parkland apartment

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on June 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
June 21, 2012 4:45 pm

Two people have been charged in connection with a shooting at a Parkland apartment that injured two men early Monday.

Pierce County prosecutors charged Marcus Lavon Hale, 32, and Amy Ann Wehr, 25, with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

The victim and Wehr told investigators different versions of what happened.

According to charging documents:

The victim claimed Wehr came to his apartment in the 100 block of 138th Street South about 6 a.m. Monday and told him that she needed help. Then Hale and unidentified man appeared behind her and pointed a shotgun at the victim’s head.

The victim briefly wrestled for the gun and was then ordered to sit on the couch, where unbeknownst to the intruders, he kept a handgun hidden beneath the pillow.

As Wehr and Hale ransacked his apartment, the victim shot Hale and ran for the kitchen. Hale then shot him in the leg and the three fled the complex in a gold car.

Hale and Wehr were later found at his sister’s apartment. Hale told deputies he had been shot while walking down the street.

Wehr’s version of the incident differed from the victim’s.

She told investigators that she went to the victim’s apartment hoping to trade him an amplifier for drugs. After she came inside, the victim put a chair against the door so she couldn’t leave. She said she felt nervous because he was holding a knife while cutting watermelon.

When she opened the door to leave, Hale and another man entered. Wehr said she remembered two popping sounds and someone screaming but also claimed she is legally blind and addicted to methamphetamine.

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