Prosecutors: Man charged for killing teen outside Renton BIG 5 ‘chose to escalate’ situation

According to prosecutors, Aaron Brown Myers “chose to escalate with more and more violence” during the interaction with three teenagers on June 5.

RENTON, Wash. — The man suspected of shooting and killing a 17-year-old boy outside BIG 5 in Renton on June 5 was charged Monday.

Aaron Brown Myers, 51, faces second-degree murder and second-degree assault charges. He remains in jail on $2 million bail and will be arraigned June 24.

According to the Renton Police Department, the 17-year-old was shot at a Big 5 Sporting Goods parking lot around 7:45 p.m. on June 5.

The victim and two other 17-year-olds

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