the mother of slain Curtis student Billy Shirley III, has reportedly filed a suit against the owner of a Tacoma property where her son was killed last year.
The News Tribune's Stacia Glenn reports that the wrongful death lawsuit was filed the day after Tacoma police "announced they are investigating an area motorcycle club whose parties have been the sites of two shooting deaths in eight months."
Hayes lost her son in the early morning of Aug. 27, when the active volunteer and two other friends went to a party in the 1600 block of South Center Street in Tacoma to check on one of his friend’s mom, she said.
According to police and news reports, several fights broke out with people at the party, although it’s unclear if Shirley was involved. What authorities do know is as Shirley was leaving the house, an unidentified person opened fire.
"The building is owned by Bill’s Towing and Garage and regularly was used for after-hours parties thrown by the motorcycle club, court records show," according to the newspaper.
When Patch spoke to Hayes last year, she said that her son, then 17, was starting to mature and focus on his future.
No arrests have been made in the shooting.
Patch will have more on this story as information becomes available.