Ex-con guilty in 2010 Federal Way shooting death

A convicted East Coast drug dealer is guilty of murder in the second degree after the shooting death of a 24-year-old man last year in Federal Way.

Alfonso V. Senior, 30, was convicted by a jury earlier this week following a trial at the Regional Justice Center. Darrell Deon Webster was shot in the head at a gas station at 2125 SW 356th St. in Federal Way on Oct. 16, 2010, after a fight over a woman.

Senior, who was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm second degree, is slated to be sentenced by Judge John Erlick at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Regional Justice Center. According to King County Prosecutor spokesman Dan Donahoe, the sentencing range for Senior will be 18 to 26 years in prison.

According to police documents, an altercation occurred between Webster and Antoine Senior, Alfonso’s brother, at the Northshore Bar and Grill (formerly The Thunder Chief) west of the shooting location on Puyallup Tribal property in Tacoma. Puyallup Tribal Police were called to the location to clear the establishment and parking lot.

Webster then drove to the gas station on 356th Street in Federal Way and got out of his car to talk to the woman from the bar and some of her friends, according to Federal Way police.

According to documents, Antoine Senior and Webster got into another fight at the gas station just before 2 a.m. During the fight, Antoine Senior punched Webster several times and then Alfonso Senior allegedly shot Webster once in the face, police say. Webster was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was pronounced dead.

The brothers, along with a third man, then drove off in a light-colored SUV and were later arrested at the Cascade Ridge Apartments at 1900 S.W. Campus Drive, where Antoine Senior lived, the statement says. Officers later found a rifle and cartridges for a 9-mm handgun in his bedroom, the statement says.

He was not legally allowed to possess guns because of prior firearm convictions, according to the statement.

According to charging papers, Alfonso Senior was released from the New Jersey Department of Corrections on Sept. 7, 2010, after serving a 3.5-year sentence for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Three days after his release from New Jersey prison, corrections officials approved a request allowing Senior to serve his community supervision in Federal Way because his parents and son live here, according to the report.

Senior’s younger brother, Antoine, avoided a trial after being accused of rendering criminal assistance to his brother and illegally possessing firearms during the killing of Webster.

Antoine L. Senior, 23, is currently serving 17 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to rendering criminal assistance (first degree) and unlawful possession of a firearm (second degree). Antoine Senior was sentenced on Sept. 30, according to Donohoe.



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