The man suspected of shooting and killing DeShawn Milliken in a Bellevue bar Christmas Eve was arrested in Lakewood Wednesday evening, according to the Seattle Times. Milliken, who has strong CD ties, was 30.
The suspect, 19-year-old Ja’mari Alexander-Alan Jones, was charged with the crime last week, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Though young, Jones has already made headlines for being one of the juveniles who pleaded guilty to killing Ed “Tuba Man” McMichael in 2008. He was pulled over for driving an allegedly stolen car, and the officers arrested him once he realized who he was.
The Times has more details on the shooting, which took place in the crowded Munchbar:
Video footage shows Jones talking with a man near Milliken and his younger sister, Destiny Milliken, 21, according to the court papers. DeShawn Milliken seemed to recognize Jones and then tackled him as his sister appeared to fight with the other man, Michael Cheatham. Cheatham had entered the bar with Jones. About eight seconds later, DeShawn Milliken turned away from Jones, but was then tackled at the waist by Cheatham.
That’s when Jones brandished a gun, pointed it at DeShawn Milliken and fired at least five shots, according to charging papers. Milliken died at the scene, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
UPDATE: Friends and family of Milliken remembered him today at First AME Church on 14th Ave:
Memorial for DeShawn Milliken wrapping up at 14th Ave’s First AME Church twitter.com/jseattle/statu…
— jseattle (@jseattle) January 3, 2013