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June 15, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Sentencing delayed for defendant in Kent car show shootout

Today’s sentencing for a 30-year-old Tacoma man for his role in last July’s gang-related shootout at a Kent car show that left a dozen people wounded has been postponed, according to the King County Proescuting Attorney’s Office. Sentencing for Patrick A. Auble has been rescheduled for July 6 at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

Auble, one of seven people charged in connection with the shootout, was convicted last month of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. The other six defendants are awaiting trial.

Gunfire erupted July 23 during an unauthorized lowrider car show at the La Plaza strip mall that drew 200 to 300 people.  The wounded ranged in age from 14 to 32, according to police.

Later that night, a 13th person was wounded in what Kent police said was a retaliatory shooting at an East Hill apartment complex.

Some of the seven suspects were linked to the shooting through a distinctive Chevrolet Monte Carlo spotted at the car show as well as by information from a confidential informant, police said.

Auble was not at the shootout, police said in charging documents. However, he was a friend of the shooting suspects and present at a party where one of the defendants hid a car and a gun after the shooting.

Further, court documents say, Auble called police after his brother was arrested on an unrelated charge and said he would lead police to evidence related to the shootout if his brother was released from jail.

The shooting, along with other incidents, prompted King County Executive Dow Constantine to tap $1.4 million from a law-enforcement emergency fund to combat gang violence in South King County.

Comments | Topics: gangs, Kent, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

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