Domestic Violence Call Ends in Pursuit and Shots Fired in Tacoma

Jacob Kimerer

Puyallup Police open fire on domestic violence suspect at the conclusion of pursuit in Tacoma.

Puyallup, WA: At around 10:23 p.m., Puyallup Police Department received a report that a male suspect had broken into his estranged spouse's or daughter's home in the 300 block of Fourth Street southwest in the city of Puyallup.

As officers arrived to the home, they observed a vehicle fleeing from the scene. Those officers engaged that vehicle in a pursuit that took them into the city of Tacoma.

The pursuit came to a crashing end at east 64th and east Portland Avenue.

There is where police state that shots were fired and the suspect was injured.

At this time, police are investigating why officers opened fired on the suspect. Officials state the suspect was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and no officers were injured. As well as no injuries were reported at the original scene of the domestic violence call.

More information to be released after the scene is processed.

Tacoma Police will be the lead agency of the shooting as per state law with the passing of I-940 mandating an outside agency handles the investigation.

The officer(s) involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation which is standard procedure in officer involved shootings.