Argument between roommates escalates into deadly shooting in Bonney Lake

Bonney Lake, Washington – A tragic incident unfolded in Bonney Lake when an argument between two roommates turned deadly, resulting in one man dead and two others injured, including the suspected shooter. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the shooting that took place on Saturday night.

Deputies responded to reports of a shooting around 7:20 p.m. at a residence on 166th Ave. E near Rhodes Lake Rd. E in Bonney Lake. Upon arrival, they encountered a man who had been shot, who was later identified as the suspected shooter, reporting that someone was dead inside the home.

The suspect, a 22-year-old individual, with a gun, called 911 to report the shooting, leading deputies to detain him on the scene. Inside the home, a 23-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds, succumbing to his injuries despite receiving medical aid.

According to detectives, the suspect and victim were roommates who engaged in an argument that escalated into the fatal shooting. Details surrounding the nature of their disagreement remain scarce at this point.

Additionally, a 24-year-old man, who was not a resident of the home, sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the incident. The motive behind the suspect’s actions, whether the second victim was caught in the crossfire or intentionally targeted, remains unclear.

Following the violent altercation, the suspect, with a graze wound, was taken to a local hospital for treatment and will face charges of second-degree murder upon medical clearance and booking into Pierce County Jail.

The tragic outcome of the argument turned deadly serves as a stark reminder of the potential consequences of conflicts escalating into violence. As investigations continue, authorities are working to piece together the events that transpired leading up to the shooting in Bonney Lake, Washington.