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Prosecutors file attempted murder charge against Fife-area man accused of shooting up neighborhood

Post by Adam Lynn / The News Tribune on March 27, 2013 at 11:37 am with No Comments »
March 27, 2013 2:53 pm
Michael McBee is led into Pierce County Superior Court this afternoon. Credit: Lui Kit Wong/The News Tribune
Michael McBee is led into Pierce County Superior Court this afternoon.
Credit: Lui Kit Wong/The News Tribune

UPDATE: Not guilty pleas were entered on McBee’s behalf this afternoon in Superior Court. Commissioner Meagan Foley ordered him jailed in lieu of $5 million bail at the request of deputy prosecutor Phil Sorensen, who said McBee “terrorized an entire neighborhood.”

PREVIOUS POST: Pierce County prosecutors this morning filed six felony charges, including attempted murder, against a Fife-area man they believe shot up his neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

Michael E. McBee is to be arraigned this afternoon. He’s also charged with two counts of first-degree assault, one count of first-degree burglary, second-degree malicious mischief and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

McBee is alleged to have fired a shot at one man, pointed a gun at another and shot up cars and other property in his Fife Heights neighborhood. A week-old argument with a neighbor might have prompted the outburst, court records show.

No one was hurt.

McBee was arrested Tuesday night after barricading himself in his home for several hours.

A week earlier, McBee and a neighbor got into a fistfight after an argument, court records show. On Tuesday, McBee allegedly went to the neighbor’s garage and fired a shot at him, the records state. Witnesses told police they heard McBee say “kill you” or “you’re dead” before he fired. McBee allegedly pointed the gun at another man in the garage but did not fire after that man said, “Please don’t,” court records show.

McBee allegedly fired a shot at his neighbor’s wife after she ran inside her house, detectives said. He then entered her home and demanded to know where her husband was, the records state. He later allegedly fired more shots at the neighbor before retreating to his own home where he stayed for about five hours before surrendered.



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