Child Rape Suspect Killed in Shooting After Pursuit Near Eatonville

Jacob Kimerer

Brandon Stokes was supposed to meet with Detectives but instead led them on a wild chase ending in shots being fired.

Eatonville, WA: At around 2 p.m. today, Pierce County Detectives were scheduled to meet 37 year old Brandon Mark Stoke , originally from Louisiana, regarding a child rape case he was the suspect in.

When the Stokes did not show up for the meeting, South Sound 911 started receiving calls of a man "acting crazy" in a parking lot in the 32600 block of Mountain Highway East armed with a shotgun.

According to witnesses, the Stokes made comments of, “this is my last day on earth, I’m going to make them shoot me," before fleeing northbound on Mountain Highway in a vehicle.

As deputies were patrolling the area searching for the Stokes, they spotted the Stokes’s vehicle near the 35600 block of Mountain Highway East just before 5 p.m. and attempted to stop him.

Stokes took off at speeds close to 80 mph. Deputies gave chase in attempt to bring their suspect into custody.

During the pursuit, the Stokes tried to ram several patrol vehicles and brake check them before he crashed at Eatonville Cutoff Road near Eatonville.

After the crash, an exchange of gunfire occurred between the Stokes and deputies On the scene.

No deputies were injured.

Deputies immediately administered first aid and called for paramedics. Stokes was rushed to Madigan Army Medical Center in Lakewood where he was pronounced deceased.

Tacoma Police stated they responded at around 5:30 p.m. and have taken over the Deputy Involved Shooting investigation, which is standard practice with the passage of I-940.

Tacoma Police have stated that the investigation is ongoing and more information will be released in the coming days.

They provided that five deputies were on the scene at the time of the shooting but it is not clear how many fired their weapon.

Tacoma Police Detectives are still trying to determined if the Stokes was killed by deputies or took his own life during the exchange of gunfire.

Deputies involved will be placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

Comments (26)
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SurvivorStokes
SurvivorStokes

Also, contrary to popular belief, I am not a money hungry whore who had my husband killed for insurance money. All 6 of our children were on the policy we had, which lapsed back in November. If we would have had insurance, then all of our children would be taken care of right now. Instead, we are living in a shelter and his two daughters in Louisiana will only have his ashes. Believe what you want, but I do have all the facts ✌️ have a nice day and let this man rest in peace. And for comfort, whatever anyone believes of my husband on this earth has absolutely nothing to do with his soul. He is at peace now and he is praising God for all eternity. I knew him better than most, after all, I'm the one who went to bed with him every night, until March 16 when I had to leave in order to protect my children.

SurvivorStokes
SurvivorStokes

Also, contrary to popular belief, I am not a money hungry whore who had my husband killed for insurance money. All 6 of our children were on the policy we had, which lapsed back in November. If we would have had insurance, then all of our children would be taken care of right now. Instead, we are living in a shelter and his two daughters in Louisiana will only have his ashes. Believe what you want, but I do have all the facts ✌️ have a nice day and let this man rest in peace. And for comfort, whatever anyone believes of my husband on this earth has absolutely nothing to do with his soul. He is at peace now and he is praising God for all eternity. I knew him better than most, after all, I'm the one who went to bed with him every night, until March 16 when I had to leave in order to protect my children.

SurvivorStokes
SurvivorStokes

Hi I'm his wife not his ex wife. I loved him very much. I didn't accuse him of anything, my girls came forward and confided in me and like a good mom I packed them up and ran. I protected my kids. They are not afraid of me. They were afraid of him. My girls were able to identify the tattoo on his penis. The preliminary exam was inconclusive and the official forensic rape lots on my 8 and 10 year old daughters will be done on this Wednesday. I am the only person involved who has all the facts. I didn't get him killed. All he had to do was talk to the detectives, instead he provoked them. He fired twice in the vehicle and then pointed the gun out the window. That is when shots were fired. I don't know where you people are getting your info but I am the one who is working closely with the investigation. And as a matter of FACT and not fiction, 5 officers fired and 4 did not. They fired "six to seven shots" not "67" shots. Everyone is grieving including me and the kids. Also, I will be giving birth to Brandon's last seed mid October. I would appreciate the respect. If you want the official report, along with my daughters' forensic interviews, those are available to the public. Facts are important here. I loved my husband and it was very hard for me to leave him... especially considering the circumstances. But I had to protect my daughters. I'm sorry that he was tormented and I'm sorry that I couldn't save him. But I was not responsible for this. Also, I would like to reiterate, my kids are not afraid of me. Thanks everyone for being respectful, and not trashy. Death brings out everyone's true colors. I have received hateful messages and threats from his family. At this time I will only be portioning his ashes for his two precious daughters, Cassie and Alisa Stokes. And Fallon stop doing this please.

Patrick 2
Patrick 2

Sad I knew his dad jack stokes he died long time ago in a motorcycle accident

PSGWSP
PSGWSP

Looks like Suicide by cop to me. He even said it. Why do some blame LE for this? Tell your loved ones to stop committing crimes and do as they are told if you don't want them to die!

Tkolar49
Tkolar49

Always 4 or 5 of them are involved in a death!! And conveniently not 1 dash cam was working! Watch this will be the case! Pos are murders! They killed my unarmed husband in 2009 and it was 4! No dash cams either!

Uugas
Uugas

So when the deputies were asked why they only shot him 66 times they rep[lied, “we ran out of bullets”!


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