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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Man Arraigned for Murder


TACOMA, WA - Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist arraigned Demarco Lamont Parker for murder in the second degree. Parker, 46, was charged Monday and an arrest warrant was issued. Prosecutors say Parker stabbed DeAngelo Reese, 39, last Friday, killing him.

“This is another unfortunate example of a petty dispute escalating into violence,” said Prosecutor Lindquist. “Crime is down, but there’s still work to do.”

On August 17, 2018, Tacoma Police officers responded to reports of a stabbing near the corner of South 21st Street and Sheridan Avenue. When officers arrived they found the victim, DeAngelo Reese. He was rushed to the hospital but later died from the stab wound.

Detectives interviewed a female acquaintance who was with Reese at the time of the stabbing. According to her, she and Reese stopped on their bicycles when Parker approached them and said, "You're not gonna be hanging around here, these are my streets." The woman says Reese told Parker, “We do what we want.” 

The two men argued then started to fight. At some point during the fight, Reese pulled out a knife. Parker knocked it from his hand, then grabbed the knife and chased Reese until Reese lost his footing and fell to the ground. The woman said Parker then stood over Reese, stabbed him, and ran away. 

Parker’s girlfriend and co-defendant, Shelly Lynn Eberwein, 44, was arrested and charged with rendering criminal assistance in the first degree.

Parker’s bail is $1,000,000.00. Eberwein’s bail is $150,000.00.

Charges are only allegations and a person is presumed innocent unless he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

For more information, please contact James Lynch at (253) 798-6265,

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