TACOMA — Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding five 16-year-old suspects charged as adults in the murder of Lorenzo ‘Renzie’ Parks in Parkland on May 18.
Two other suspects have already been arrested and are being held on $500,000 bail.
Jamar Latez Jones, 20, and 19-year-old Lonnie Lawerence Brantley Jr. were both arraigned, and not guilty pleas were entered on their behalf.
Arrest warrants have been issued for Dakota Collins, Dasjon Robinson, James Mapp, Khiry Baylis and Rasjon Robinson.
Detectives say they shot Parks because he had no money when they tried to rob him. They were identified from surveillance video showing them shoplifting at nearby convenience stores.
“These are kids that should have been home in bed, not out at 4 o’clock in the morning ransacking convenience stores, armed with a pistol. Nothing good is going to come of that. Now, there’s a whole bunch of kids whose lives are going to be ruined over this,” said Det. Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to each of their arrests. Call the hot line anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).