Thurston County detectives arrest homicide suspect in connection with shooting outside trailer


Deputies arrested a 37-year-old man early Thursday morning in connection with a fatal shooting March 5 near Yelm.

Thurston County Sheriff's detectives arrested the man while executing a search warrant at a residence in Yelm, according to a news release. The county jail log shows he was booked on suspicion of second-degree murder.

The arrest follows a three-week investigation into the death of Trever Miller, a 31-year-old man who was shot multiple times the evening of March 5. Deputies found Miller after being dispatched to a trailer on the 11600 block of Morris Road Southeast, south of Prairie Elementary School.

First responders tried to administer life-saving aid, but Miller died at the scene. Nearby residents reportedly heard shots and saw a vehicle leave the scene, The Olympian previously reported.

Following the shooting, the release says investigators examined crime scene evidence, conducted interviews, reviewed surveillance footage and pursued leads that culminated in the Thursday arrest.

Detectives reportedly made the arrest with help from the Thurston County Narcotics Task Force, Washington State Department of Corrections, Thurston County SWAT Team and Pierce County SWAT Team.