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A Statement on Recent Death in South Tacoma

A Statement from Mayor Victoria Woodards on Recent Death in South Tacoma


August 28, 2022



Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Bucoda Warren, City of Tacoma, bucoda.warren@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 318-0594


A Statement from Mayor Victoria Woodards on Recent Death in South Tacoma


TACOMA, Wash. -- " Earlier today, Tacoma Police officers responded to a domestic violence call in South Tacoma. At this time, all we know is that during the response, an officer-involved shooting occurred. The suspect was declared deceased at the scene, and no involved officers were injured.


I, like all of you, remain deeply concerned and devastated by acts of violence in Tacoma. Incidents like these cause ripples of trauma that affect the families of those involved, the neighborhoods surrounding the active scene, our first responders, and the community at large. It is vital that we address the root cause of all acts of violence as we work to improve our intervention efforts and response to violent incidents. To this end, the City Council and I will continue to support our domestic violence prevention and intervention programs to ensure we are addressing the issues comprehensively.


Under I-940, Washington State Law requires that any use of deadly force involving a Police Officer be investigated by an independent agency. In accordance with these standards, the investigation has been turned over to the Pierce County Force Investigation Team (PCFIT). PCFIT will be responsible for providing future updates on the investigation.”