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Pierce County prosecutors charge another teenager in shooting at Parkland McDonald’s

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on Feb. 8, 2013 at 5:11 pm |
February 8, 2013 6:11 pm

A 17-year-old boy allegedly involved in a gang-related shooting outside a Parkland McDonald’s has been charged as an adult with three felonies.

Not guilty pleas were entered this afternoon on Joshua Ozuna’s behalf in Pierce County Superior Court to two counts of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.

Judge Frank Cuthbertson ordered Ozuna jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Prosecutors contend Ozuna shot at two members of a rival gang about noon on Jan. 21. The rivals returned fire. One 14-year-old boy was shot in the hand, and two other bullets hit a nearby car dealership. One shattered a window, and flying glass cut a receptionist sitting inside, sheriff’s deputies said.

Witnesses identified Ozuna as one of the shooters, prosecutors said.

Another boy, 15, also has been arrested and charged as a juvenile with being in possession of short-barreled rife and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Prosecutor might still charge him as an adult.


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