LAKEWOOD, Wash. - Police say they have now arrested a fifth suspect in Tuesday's armored car robbery and fatal shooting at a Wal-Mart store.
Police spokeswoman Heidi Hoffman says the suspect is the girlfriend of one of the four suspects already arrested and was picked up by police Thursday night. She will be charged with first degree murder and first-degree robbery.
Hoffman says the woman is the girlfriend of 20-year-old Marshawn Alex Turpin. She was arrested at the same apartment where a SWAT team arrested Turpin on Wednesday.
Detectives say the girlfriend helped Turpin with transportation after the murder and lied to police about her involvement when she was first interviewed.
Turpin and 37-year old Calvin Finley are believed to be the men who actually carried out the robbery. Prosecutors say Finley fired the shot that killed 39-year-old armored car guard Kurt Husted while Turpin's job was to grab the bag of cash and checks. Both men could face the death penalty.
Also arrested were Toni Marie Williams-Irby, 42, and Odies Delandus Walker, 41. They are charged with first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Williams-Irby. a Wal-Mart store floor manager, thought robbing an armored car could bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars. Investigators say she and Walker, her boyfriend, recruited Turpin and Finley to go into the store.
All four suspects were charged with murder in Pierce County Superior Court Thursday afternoon.