Prosecutors have charged four-time felon Wayne Richard Dubois, 20, in connection with a November 6 shooting at MLK and Dearborn in which a man was shot in the groin (see our previous story).
According to court documents, Dubois and the victim got into an argument in front of Parnell’s Market at 23rd and Dearborn. Dubois accused the victim of of taking some of his property, and victim walked away headed west on Dearborn toward MLK.
Dubois and a woman drove their green Ford Crown Victoria down Dearborn where Dubois allegedly got out of the car near MLK wielding a handgun. He yelled, “Break yourself!” before firing the gun at the victim, striking him once in the groin, according to prosecutors.
The victim ran to a friend’s house nearby, and his friend drove him to the hospital.
After police arrested Dubois, who has four felony convictions, he admitted to being in the area at the time with his girlfriend in a green Ford Victoria, but he denied shooting the victim.
He has been charged with one count of first degree assault and one count of second degree unlawful possession of a firearm. He has previously been found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm. Prosecutors laid out Dubois’ criminal history and alleged gang ties in defense of their request for $1 million bail:
The defendant has prior convictions for Assault in the Third Degree (2007), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the Second Degree (2008), and Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (2011 and 2011). In addition to the defendant’s troubling criminal history involving assault and firearms, he was on active supervision for the Department of Corrections at the time of this event. Further, the underlying facts in the present case demonstrate a marked lack of concern both for the safety of the community and for the victim. The shooting that is alleged in this case took place in the middle of the day, on a busy street, and included the defendant firing a handgun four separate times, including one bullet which struck the victim in the groin. The defendant has strong ties to gang activities in King County according to three separate police agencies and is specifically alleged to be a member of the Eastside Bounty Hunters Watts Blood gang from Los Angeles. The Bounty Hunters are associates of the West Side Street Mob in Seattle.