Emphasis in bold type near the end of the article is my addition - DG.
From the NewsTribune.com
Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on
UPDATED at 2:30 p.m.
King County sheriff’s investigators had been trying to get Benjamin C. Barnes to turn himself in in connection with a shooting in Skyway early Sunday that left four injured.
Instead, the 24-year-old Barnes went to Mount Rainier, where investigators believe he shot and killed law enforcement ranger Margaret Anderson. After a massive manhunt, Barnes was found dead Monday in Paradise Creek.
The investigation into the Skyway shooting and Anderson’s death were continuing today.
The King County Sheriff’s Office released more details about the Skyway shooting and Barnes connection to the incident.
According to a press release, nine people were hanging out inside a home in the 6200 block of South 117th Place on New Year’s Eve.
“During the evening, there was a ‘show and tell’ of guns and at midnight, at least two people fired multiple rounds into the air,” the press release states.
Nearly three hours later, one of the men at the party asked to see a gun that belonged to another person.
The man looked at the gun, then refused to give it back when asked, the press release states.
“A fight ensued and, at one point, at least two people pulled guns and a shootout ensued,” the press release states.
Four people were injured. Witnesses said Barnes was one of the gunman who fired. Barnes and two others left the house.
Detectives located the two others who’d left the house and were working with Barnes’ family members “to convince him to come to the police to tell his side of the story,” the press release states.
Detectives have not talked to the victims.
“It is unclear at this point who shot first and who was shot by whom,” the press release states.
Of the four shooting victims, two remain in critical condition. The other two are in stable condition.