Man Fatally Shot at Lakewood Towne Center Parking Lot


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Lakewood parking lot crime scene with police officers and yellow “do not cross” tape.

Beverley Kirkwood, Reporter

On Thursday March 9th a man was found fatally shot in the Lakewood town center parking lot. The suspect Sarome Jaquan Marquis Stabler shot the victim over a dozen times. The incident involved a 38-year-old man and a 23-year-old man without any known connection. One of the witnesses mentioned that they saw the suspect “emptying a clip into him.” Another witness heard shots and saw the victim on the ground screaming. When he looked up, he saw that the suspect walked up to the victim and fired nine rounds into the him.

Sarome Jaquan Marquis Stabler, the 23-year-old was standing 15 feet away from the victim when the police arrived at the scene. Multiple witnesses mentioned that they heard the suspect yelling “Why’d you do it?” as he was firing shots into the victim. Officers recovered around 15 shell casings and bullet fragments at the scene. Police said the gun was a black Glock 17 with a grey slide. Stabler confessed to the shooting and said that he never met the victim before. When investigators asked Sarome if he shot the victim, he said “I did, my gun is legal, he walked in up on me reaching and I got, I got scared.”

The victim was transported to Madigan Hospital and declared dead. Sarome is facing counts of first-degree and second-degree murder. Stabler appeared in court on March 10th where he pleaded not guilty. A judge set bail at $1 million.


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