Published On: Tue, Dec 18th, 2012

James ‘JJ’ Stimson, Oregon teen, charged with murder of David Watson

Police report a 16-year-old boy was charged Monday in the shooting death of a Tacoma man last month.

Prosecutors have charged James “JJ” Stimson with first-degree murder in the November 18 death of David Watson, age 45.

David Watson

David Watson

Marcus Langford, 16, is also charged with first-degree murder and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and has pleaded not guilty to both counts.

Stimson has pleaded not guilty and is being held on $2 million bail.

Authorities report that the teens came across Watson in the parking lot of a convenience store while Watson was searching for his lost dog. There was a confrontation caught on surveillance tape, Stimson shot Watson and both teens took off running.

The camera recording shows the two asked for money, and when David Watson handed them $5, they demanded more, investigators said.

Watson then got into his pickup truck, which ran off the road after a few blocks. He found but died at the hospital.

Tacoma police have been searching for Stimson who was found about 4 a.m. Sunday at a home he was known to frequent, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.



James JJ Stimson

James JJ Stimson

Marcus Langford  screenshot from http://www.kirotv.com video

Marcus Langford screenshot from http://www.kirotv.com video



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  1. dont trip says:

    That’s f***ed up man, jj was my bro he was cool as f**k and a nice guy, I still don’t believe he did it

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