You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Tacoma police officer shot, killed: Latest updates


The man suspected of shooting and killing a veteran Tacoma, Washington, police officer Wednesday evening was shot and killed by authorities early Thursday after an hours-long standoff.

The officer was killed after responding to a domestic violence call in the 400 block of East 52nd Street.

>> Read more trending stories

Key developments: 

  • Standoff ended around 3:30 a.m. Thursday when suspect was shot and killed by authorities.
  • Suspect reportedly was using two children inside the home as a shield.
  • Officer was able to get safe shot at suspect, killing him, police said.
  • Multiple weapons were found inside the home, police said.
  • Children, ages 8 and 11, are reportedly OK.
  • The officer was shot after domestic violence call at a house around 5 p.m. Wednesday.
  • After he was shot at the scene, the officer was sent to Tacoma General for surgery early Wednesday evening.
  • A spokeswoman confirmed his death around 9 p.m. 
  • Officer was a 45-year-old man and was an officer for 17 years, police said.
  • A procession for the fallen officer was held around 11 p.m. See photos from the procession here.

>> Click here or scroll down for the latest updates


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Doritos sends dates to prom in helicopters
Doritos sends dates to prom in helicopters

Four teens got the chauffeured experience of a lifetime when they were taken to their prom by helicopter. Shaedon Wedel asked his friend Carson Wittmann’s sister, Carli, who has Down syndrome, to prom. He wore a custom Doritos T-shirt and tweets of the video plea to his prospective prom date caught the attention of the chip maker last month....
Protests, pride on display for Confederate Memorial Day
Protests, pride on display for Confederate Memorial Day

State offices will be closed Monday in Alabama and Mississippi -- the only two states that honor Confederate Memorial Day. The day observes those who died fighting for the South during the Civil War after those states seceded from the U.S. Opponents are against it because they say it honors those who fought to maintain slavery. Supporters say the holiday...
Inside Trump's obsession with cable TV
Inside Trump's obsession with cable TV

During a small working lunch at the White House last month, the question of job security in President Donald Trump's tumultuous White House came up, and one of the attendees wondered whether press secretary Sean Spicer might be the first to go.   The president's response was swift and unequivocal. "I'm not firing Sean Spicer," he...
Student dies in hammer throw accident at college track-and-field event 
Student dies in hammer throw accident at college track-and-field event 

A freshman at Wheaton College died after being accidentally hit during the hammer throw while volunteering at a track-and-field event Saturday. Ethan Roser, 19, was struck about 4:15 p.m. during the hammer throw event, in which competitors throw a weighted, tethered iron ball, at Chicago-area college the school said in a statement. Roser was rushed...
5 people dead in New York house fire
5 people dead in New York house fire

At least five people are dead after a fire ripped through a two-story house Sunday afternoon in New York’s Queens borough.  There were three children and two adult victims. They have not yet been identified. A sixth person was home but escaped by jumping out of a window on the second floor. The fire started around 3 p.m. and spread to a...
More Stories