The Puyallup teen accused of unintentionally shooting and killing a 13-year-old friend will be released to his parents as the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office reviews evidence, Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said today.
“It is more important to make the right decision than a quick decision,” said Lindquist said in a news release. “After we’ve reviewed all the reports, and we have all the evidence, we will issue a decision.”
The boy is not considered a danger to the community, Lindquist said.
Puyallup Police and Central Pierce Fire and Rescue, responding to reports of a shooting in the 500 block of 11th Street Southeast around 3 p.m. last Thursday, found a teen inside who appeared to have a life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest. Another boy was there rendering aid.
Police said four boys were at one of their houses without adult supervision. One pulled out a shotgun and showed it to the group. A second grabbed the gun, and a few moments later one of the four was fatally shot.