The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office located a man believed to be a material witness in a June 22 fatal shooting on the 500 block of Dutterow Road.
Sgt. Carla Carter said that Enrique “Ricky” Lamere, 23, was found in Thurston County on Tuesday. She said that she couldn’t comment on the nature of Lamere’s involvement in the case.
“We’re still interviewing him. All I can say is that it’s an ongoing investigation,” Carter said Tuesday night.
The Sheriff’s Office sent out a notice Monday asking people for information about Lamere’s whereabouts. His last known address was in Lacey.
Two men and one woman were shot to death early June 22 in a travel trailer on Dutterow Road: 31-year-old Terron R. McGrath of Olympia, 28-year-old Jackson L. Edens of Olympia, and 36-year-old Gerald M. Berkey of Elma.
Deputies found a half-pound of methamphetamine and a baseball-sized lump of black tar heroin in the trailer, along with several thousand dollars in cash, one handgun and five rifles, Chief Deputy Dave Pearsall said.
McGrath and Edens lived in the trailer, he said.
Deputies responded to the scene when a man called 911 about 5:15 a.m. June 22 and told dispatchers he had been shot, his friends were dead, and he didn’t know where he was, according to Pearsall. Deputies used the man’s cellphone signal to track the call to a small, fifth-wheel camping trailer behind a residence on the 500 block of Dutterow Road Southeast.
The caller was found lying on the ground near Dutterow, shot in the chest, and was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. The surviving victim underwent surgery and was in stable condition.
Pearsall said Friday the survivor isn’t likely a person of interest. Detectives spoke with him Thursday and got his account of the events that unfolded, Pearsall said.