Tacoma police say boy killed Saturday was trying to rob friend using baseball bat

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TACOMA, Wash. – A 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed in South Tacoma last weekend died while attempting to rob one of his friends of his gun and pot, according to court documents.

According to the documents:

The 15-year-old male, along with a male friend and a female friend, decided to rob a boy who they knew had marijuana on him. So the girl enticed that boy to her house in the 5100 block of S. Oakes St. in Tacoma.

When the boy came out of her house, the other two “friends” jumped him and began beating him with a baseball bat. The boy was carrying a handgun in his pocket, and after being hit several times with the bat, he shot one of his attackers.

The 15-year-old died at the scene of a gunshot to the chest. The other alleged attacker ran away.

That boy and the girl will be charged with second-degree assault and first-degree attempted robbery, the Pierce County prosecutor’s office said.

Prosecutors haven’t decided what charges, if any, the boy who who was attacked will face.

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