Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Tanielu Lotovaivai, 19, with First Degree Manslaughter today in the death of Jalon Bea, 17, who died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. The shooting was an accident.
“This is a sad example of why you should never point a gun at anyone unless you intend to shoot,” said Lindquist.
On Oct. 11, the defendant was parked in a car at at South 43rd and South G streets with several people and was passing around his .38 caliber revolver. Others were standing next to the car, including the victim. The defendant said he was “playing… Read More