Washington: 2 teens charged with fatal shooting at Tacoma marijuana dispensary — warrants issued

Two teenage boys are wanted in connection with a fatal shooting at a Tacoma marijuana dispensary and at least 10 armed robberies at pot shops in Pierce and King counties.

Warrants have been issued for Montrell Hatfield, 16, and Marshon Jones, 15, who are not in custody.

Pierce County prosecutors have charged Hatfield with first-degree murder and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Jones has also been charged.

Prosecutors say they expect to file charges against the teens in the future for four marijuana dispensary robberies in Tacoma and one in Pierce County. They are also suspected in five similar robberies in King County.

A third man who acted as their lookout while they robbed the stores at gunpoint has not been identified.

Police described the teens as dangerous and asked anyone who sees them or knows where they are to call 911. Hatfield and Jones most recently held up a dispensary in the 3200 block of East Portland Avenue on March 19, police said.

During that incident, Hatfield fought with an employee behind the cash register and Jones fatally shot the employee in the neck, according to court documents.

Medical examiners identified the employee killed in the shooting as Jordan Brown, 29, from Gig Harbor.


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