SK man arrested for drive-by shooting
June 12, 2008 · Updated 11:39 AM
An 18-year-old South Kitsap man was arrested after allegedly shooting at a car full of teenagers on Sunday morning and sending three to the hospital, according to the Kitsap County Sheriffs Department.
Anthony Riely Lamoureux made his preliminary appearance in Kitsap County Superior Court Monday after being booked into jail and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and originally held under $150,000 bail.
At his preliminary hearing Monday, however, Judge Leila Mills raised Lamoureuxs bail to $350,000, citing concern for the community in light of the seriousness of the charges.
Lamoureux is scheduled to be formally charged today at 3 p.m.
According to the Sheriffs Department, the incident began shortly before 2 a.m. when the alleged victims, driving a silver Acura Integra, pulled up alongside Lamoureux, driving a white Chevrolet pickup truck, at the intersection of Conifer Park Drive and Lund Avenue.
According to witnesses, Lamoureux began shooting at the male occupants of the Acura, striking the driver, a 17-year-old Bremerton resident, in the lower back, and the front passenger, an 18-year-old South Kitsap resident, in the right shoulder.
After firing, witnesses said Lamoureux then sped away on Lund Avenue.
The driver was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, while the passenger was transported to Saint Josephs Hospital in Tacoma.
Both victims injuries were not considered life-threatening, and they were treated and released.
Two more South Kitsap teens were riding in the Acura, including a 17-year-old who was treated at Harrison Memorial Hospital for injuries from broken glass, and an 18-year-old who was not injured.
Sheriffs detectives are still investigating a potential motive and possible relationship between the parties involved.
Witnesses told deputies that there was on-going dispute between one of the occupants of the Acura and Lamoureux that included harassing telephone calls and verbal threats, although the parties appeared to have met by accident at the intersection.
Based on witness descriptions of the suspect, deputies located his vehicle behind an automotive repair business in the 5000 block of Bethel Road, and discovered Lamoureux asleep in a motor home nearby.
Both vehicles involved in this incident have been impounded as part of the investigation.