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May 21, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Man accused of killing Shoreline teen turns himself in

Joseph Cooley

Joseph Cooley, the 20-year-old Seattle man charged with killing a teen and wounding another youth, turned himself in at the King County Jail late last night.

Cooley was wanted in connection with the death of Tiana Montgomery, a 17-year-old Shorecrest High School student. Montgomery and Darrold Devaughn Edwards, 18, were shot while “in or around their vehicle” shortly after midnight Wednesday in the parking lot of the Maplewood Court apartment complex, 328 N.W. Richmond Beach Road. Montgomery, a Shorecrest High School student, died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Edwards, a student at Shorewood High School, is recovering from his injuries.

King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said Montgomery turned himself in at the downtown Seattle jail. On Friday, an arrest warrant and felony charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder were filed against Cooley in King County Superior Court. Prosecutors have asked that he remain held in lieu of $2 million bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on May 31.

A witness told investigators that Cooley opened fire because he believed he had been disrespected by one of the victims, according to charges.

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