King County prosecutors on Friday filed formal charges against the teen accused of firing shots on December 24 in a crowded Bellevue restaurant and bar.
Ja'mari Alexander Jones is accused of second-degree murder for firing shots in Munchbar early Monday morning, killing Deshawn Milliken and seriously injuring another person. Jones, 19, remains at large.
Prosecutors requested $5 million bail when Jones is taken into custody, citing the fact that murder and additional charges expected against him would result in such a long sentence that Jones would have little incentive to appear at trial.
In the probable cause document released Friday, a Bellevue Police detective describes the video evidence used to determine Jones was responsible for the shots that killed Milliken:
The video shows the defendant brandishing a pistol and pointing it at Deshawn Milliken. The defendant can be seen firing at least one gunshot. Deshawn Milliken and [Michael J.] Cheatham fall to the ground and the defendant ... continues pointing the gun toward them. Subsequent investigation has determined that at least five shots were fired by the defendant.
Cheatham, who was at Munchbar with Jones, was wounded in the melee and was interviewed later by police at a nearby hospital.
Earlier this week, Bellevue Police revealed that Jones was one of three teens responsible for the 2008 beating death of Ed McMichael, a beloved Seattle figure known as Tuba Man. McMichael, who played his tuba outside of Seattle sports and entertainment venues, was robbed and severely beaten at a bus stop near Seattle Center in October 2008. He died about a week later.
Police describe Jones as 5'8 tall and about 140 pounds. They also believe he may be driving a white Nissan Maxima with Washington license plate AHZ 1672. Police say Jones is armed and dangerous and advise people to call 9-1-1 immediately if he is spotted.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that several Seahawks players were in the bar at the time, celebrating Sunday's win against 49ers, but were not involved in the shooting. Witnesses said the players were in a VIP lounge and were escorted to safety after the shooting.