2 suspects arrested in connection with Lacey shooting
The victim was shot in the leg as he and two other juveniles were walking toward a home in the 7800 block of Samurai Drive SE in Lacey. He was treated at a hospital for a non-life-threatening wound.
On Friday, detectives arrested an 18-year-old in the Lacey area who they say was the shooter in the case. A 16-year-old boy was arrested as the suspected driver. They are both facing attempted murder, assault and drive-by shooting charges.
Detectives said a search warrant was obtained, where the weapon allegedly used in the case was recovered. It is a .22 caliber semiautomatic handgun.
“The motive for this case is still not fully known, but is believed to stem from a longstanding dispute between the victim and the 16-year-old suspect,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.