A man admitted to shooting and killing another man in Lakewood Wednesday morning, police said.

The victim was found at 3.20 a.m. in the parking lot of the Williamsburg Apartments, located across the street from St. Clare Hospital.

He has not been identified yet.

When officers arrived to investigate, police said the suspect ran out of the apartments armed with a gun. He shouted at the victim that he was going to kill him, police said.

The suspect was ordered to drop the gun and was taken into custody. He admitted to the shooting during questioning, police said.

According to the Pierce County Medical Examiner, the victim died in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the chest.

A friend of the suspect claims the two men were horsing around prior to the shooting.

Iguess it got took to another level and he pulled a weapon, said John Thomas. Sad situation.

Lakewood Police continue to investigate.

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