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November 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Tacoma police open fire on driver who rammed patrol cars

Tacoma police shot at a vehicle in Puyallup this morning after the driver apparently rammed a friend’s car and several police cars. According to police, officers were called to the 300 block of South 9th Street at 2:47 a.m. for a report of someone ramming a parked car. The 911 caller identified the culprit as a…


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October 7, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Man killed at Tacoma house party

One man has died after a shooting at a house party in Tacoma early Sunday. The shooting took place around 12:40 a.m. in the 200 block of South 29th Street, according to Tacoma Police Officer Mark Fulghum. The resident of the house was having a party when an “unknown male suspect” showed up in a light-colored older SUV, got into an…


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September 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Gun found near body of Iraq veteran, 29, fatally shot by Tacoma police

The Associated Press TACOMA — A man fatally shot by a Tacoma police officer has been identified as a 29-year-old Army sergeant stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. A base spokesman said Sgt. Prince Gavin, of Chicago, deployed twice to Iraq. The combat medic was preparing to move to Fort Carson, Colo., before he died. Gavin…


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March 20, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Massacre suspect Bales arrested in 2002 fight in Tacoma

The Army staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers was arrested and prosecuted in 2002 for a fight while he was drunk at a Tacoma casino. A police report released Tuesday by the Tacoma Police Department detailed an incident in which Robert Bales charged a security guard with a garbage can lid and slugged…


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