Port Angeles teen shot to death; two others face charges

PORT ANGELES — A 17-year-old Port Angeles youth is in juvenile detention today, accused of shooting another teen-ager to death late Wednesday.

Timothy Patrick Smith is being held on $250,000 bail for allegedly killing Michael Andrew Sindars, 16, of Port Angeles.

Because the charge is a class A felony, Smith will automatically face trial as an adult, rather than as a juvenile.

Smith was arrested early Thursday morning after police responded to his mother's house at 1616 W. 13th St. for a possible shooting death.

He appeared in Clallam County Superior Court on Thursday.

A second teen-ager — Brian Casey Hughes, 16, of Samara Drive — was also arrested in connection with the shooting.

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