Teenager wanted in connection with Tacoma murder

Teenager wanted in connection with Tacoma murder
James "JJ" Stimson Jr
TACOMA, Wash. -- Police are trying to track down a Tacoma teenager believed to be behind a November 18 murder.

Detectives think 16-year-old James "JJ" Stimson Jr. and another person shot and killed 45-year-old David Watson during an attempted robbery near a Tacoma gas station.

Witnesses found Watson's body inside his own truck in the early hours of November 18. Investigators determined that Watson had been in a confrontation with two men outside a nearby Chevron station.

One of the men pulled out a gun and shot Watson. Watson then tried to drive away before crashing his truck.

A felony warrant has been issued for Stimson's arrest for first degree murder, according to police.

Stimson stands 5'6" tall and weighs roughly 140 pounds. He has black hair and hazel eyes and is known to frequent the Salishan area of east Tacoma.

Police say the teen should be considered armed and dangerous.