King County prosecutors filed murder and assault charges Monday against a man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding a man Nov. 5 in Des Moines.
Authorities say 29-year-old Johnny Rourn of Des Moines killed 19-year-old Jayme Thomas of Des Moines who was sitting in the back seat of a parked car. The gunfire wounded 24-year-old Scott Kennedy, who was a friend of Thomas.
Prosecutors said Rourn opened fire on a crowd of people after leaving a party; he hit Thomas three times. The shooting also wounded Kennedy, who talked about his injury in an exclusive interview with "Washington's Most Wanted."
Rourn was arrested Dec. 7, after a tip from a WMW viewer, and is jailed on $1 million bail. He will be arraigned on December 22 at the Regional Justice Center in Kent.
In court documetns, detectives say Rourn admitted he was the shooter, but he had been drinking and didn't know Thomas was in the car. They said he was "apologetic and kept repeaing he wished he could trade places with Thomas."
However, prosecutors said he changed the rims on his car after the shooting and got rid of his clothes.