Teen shot in South Tacoma alley dies of injuries

October 6, 2010 

A 17-year-old Tacoma boy shot during a fist fight on Sunday night in a South Tacoma alley has died of his injuries.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office identified the youth as Donald M. McCaney. An autopsy on McCaney could take place later today.

McCaney was shot Sunday night after he and another man got into a fist fight in the 4500 block of the alley between South Union Avenue and South Puget Sound Avenue.

Tacoma police have arrested at least two men in connection with the shooting. A 19-year-old man made a brief court appearance Tuesday and was ordered held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $250,000 on suspicion of first-degree assault. He's expected to be charged today.

Investigators arrested a second man Tuesday afternoon. He's been booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of two counts of first-degree assault and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, according to the online jail roster.

Tacoma detectives also were investigating whether a third young man was involved. The 19-year-old suffered a gunshot wound. He was ordered Tuesday to be held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of $250,000 while detectives investigate his possible role in Sunday night's shooting of McCaney.

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