CAPTURED: Fife murder suspect who was arrested in Louisiana -- back in Pierce County, held on $2 million bail
CAPTURE UPDATE December 13, 2019 --
Shawn Cooke, pleaded 'not guilty' to charges of 1st Degree Murder and 2nd Degree Murder in Pierce County on Friday.
He was transported from Louisiana and booked into the Pierce County Jail on Thursday.
Cooke is accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Cameron Wilson on May 13th.
He was arrested in a suburb of New Orleans in October.
Metairie, La -- The U.S. Marshals Service Task Force New Orleans working in conjunction with Fife Police and the U.S. Marshals led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force arrested accused murder suspect Shawn Cooke today. He was located at an apartment in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans and taken into custody without incident.
Cooke is accused of killing 17-year-old Cameron Wilson in the parking lot of a Dominos Pizza on Pacific Highway East in Fife in May.
The U.S. Marshals led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force worked diligently with Fife Police Department detectives to locate Cooke hiding out in an apartment with his girlfriend.
Investigators believe Cooke recently relocated back to the New Orleans area with the assistance of family or friends. Investigators spent long hours investigating leads as well as tips from the public.
Cooke is now awaiting extradition back to Washington and additional investigations are underway for potential new crimes in Louisiana.
Acting U.S. Marshal Jacob Green stated, “This is a great example of successful collaboration in order to bring justice after a crime of violence. I am proud of the commitment of our investigators on the task force in Washington and Louisiana as well as the Fife Police Department who dedicated countless hours to locate this dangerous fugitive.”
The original story:
FIFE, Wash. -- Authorities are asking for the public's help to find the suspect accused of shooting and killing a Fife teenager in May.
Prosecutors have charged Shawn Thomas Cooke, 21, with murder in the death of Cameron Wilson.
On Tuesday, Wilson's family tells Q13 News that they want Cooke in custody.
"We had plans of going to college, plans of him going to prom. We had a lot of plans, never planned to see him in a casket," said Wilson's sister Tyeisha Taylor.
The 17-year-old was about to graduate from high school in Federal Way when he was killed.
"There's a gaping hole," Taylor said. "Nothing or no one could fill that hole. I will live with that feeling forever."
Q13 News learned through court records that investigators believe the teen was killed because of stolen marijuana. Cooke faces a first-degree murder charge in the case and a warrant is out for his arrest.
"He's a child killer, that person does not deserve to be protected by anyone in the streets," Taylor said.
Fife Police say the deadly shooting happened in the early morning hours of May 13. Wilson's body was found in the parking lot of a Domino's Pizza restaurant on Pacific Highway.
"They can't be cowardly and do something like that, you can't kill a kid on Mother's Day and not get held responsible," Taylor said.
Taylor is asking anyone with information on the case to come forward.
"Once justice is served I can really begin to celebrate his life, but right now it's extremely hard when I know the person who caused his horrible demise is walking free."
Cooke is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and 175 pounds with curly dark brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on the left side of his face.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 if you know where officers can find him. Submit the information anonymously at www.P3Tips.com or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also use the P3 Tips App on your cell phone.