'Tuba Man' killer charged in Bellevue bar shooting

'Tuba Man' killer charged in Bellevue bar shooting
Ja’mari Alexander – Alan Jones
SEATTLE -- The Renton teen thought to be responsible for a Monday morning shooting inside a crowded Bellevue bar is still at large, but that didn't stop prosecutors from charging him with second degree murder on Friday.

Detectives believe 19-year-old Ja'Mari Alexander Jones opened fire inside Munchbar in Bellevue Square just after 1 a.m. on Monday. A 30-year-old Seattle man, Deshawn Milliken, was killed in the shooting, and another man was injured.

More than 600 people were inside the venue at the time of the shooting to watch the Seattle Seahawks victory over the San Francisco 49ers and celebrate afterward.

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said several players were at bar following the team's victory, but none were injured.

"It was crazy, I just heard some shots and I just got down," said witness Dejuan Lofton. "It was just wild."

Monday's shooting was far from Jones' first run in with the law. He is one of three teens who beat to death Ed McMichael -- better known as "Tuba Man" -- in October of 2008.

Jones was sentenced to less than a year in juvenile detention on a first-degree manslaughter charge in that case.

Friday's murder charge, which includes a firearm sentencing enhancement, carries a sentence range of 20 to 28 years in prison if convicted as charged. Prosecutors are requesting bail in the amount of $5 million.

Jones is believed to be driving a white Nissan Maxima with Washington license plate AHZ1672. Bellevue police describe Jones as 5 feet 8 inches tall weighing 140 pounds and say Jones should be considered armed and dangerous.