Charges Filed Four Years After Central District Park Shooting

From the PI.Com:

Nearly four years after a daylight shooting at a Seattle park, King County prosecutors have filed  charges against the alleged perpetrator. Dondanova Dominique Lewis, 33, was initially charged shortly after the June 22, 2006, shooting at the

Central District’s Barrett Park. According to prosecutors, those charges were dismissed after the witnesses to the shooting refused to testify.

In charging documents filed earlier this month in King County Superior Court, prosecutors claim Lewis shot a man just before 8:30 p.m. who’d been dating his sister. Police note children were present in the park when the shooting occurred.

The victim received life-threatening wounds, which were treated at Harborview Medical Center.

Charges against Lewis were dismissed less then a year later when witnesses in the case refused to testify, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Thomas Gahan told the court.

“Fear of retaliation from the defendant silenced witnesses in 2007,” Gahan said, asking that Lewis be held on $250,000 bail.