Tonight, new information emerges about the murder investigation into a 51-year-old Orting man.
PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. – New details have emerged in the death of a 51-year-old Orting man earlier this week.
Sources tell KING 5 that the man killed earlier this week is the ex-fiancé of the mother of one of the teenagers arrested this week in connection with the incident. The community recently searched for this teenager, who disappeared in “suspicious circumstances” earlier in the week. He is now being held in Pierce County Juvenile Detention Center.
The residents of Chinook Estates enjoy the peace and quiet.
“It’s pretty quiet, we’re keeping to ourselves, we’re looking after each other up here,” said Ken Brainerd, a neighbor of the victim.
That’s why it was so surprising for neighbors to hear about the murder of someone on their block. Police found the 51-year-old man Thursday, but he had been shot days earlier, according to the Pierce County Police Department.
“Shocked, I didn’t expect anything like this here,” said Sharon Kisinger, who has lived at Chinook Estates for 25 years. She said her neighbor had been there for about 20 years.
She said he kept to himself but sometimes she heard him
“Mostly when he was riding his motorcycle because he was the only one around on a motorcycle and I didn’t have to look to see it was a motorcycle,” Kisinger said.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department told KING 5 on Thursday that they knew 16-year-old Gabriel Davies was a suspect. The teenager went missing in suspicious circumstances and was escorted to safety by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Thursday night. He and another teenager were arrested on Friday. Sources tell KING 5 that the victim was Davie’s mother’s ex-fiancé.
The seriousness of the situation still shocks many who live on this street.
“The only people that come up here, other than those who live here, is the post lady, so it was quite a shock,” Brainerd said.
The youths were arrested on suspicion of murder, burglary and illegal possession of weapons.
The Pierce County Attorney’s Office will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to file charges. We expect to hear from you on Tuesday.
https://www.king5.com/article/news/crime/new-details-emerge-orting-mans-death/281-7eb93048-ec8c-473a-bf06-c7efc4c7438c New details emerge in Orting man’s death after teens arrested