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UPDATED: Tacoma police make arrest in May homicide

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on July 1, 2008 at 7:00 am |
July 1, 2008 7:00 am

Tacoma police have arrested a man suspected in the May shooting death of a 32-year-old man.

The suspect was being held in Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Tracy Steele. He had been in jail for more than a week on previous charges.

The murder allegation was added Monday morning, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

Steele (pictured here) was fatally shot in the early morning hours of May 10. He had been at a party at an apartment in the 800 block of South 41st Street. The party was breaking up when shots were fired by a passing car.

Steele died of his injuries.

Details of how the suspect was linked to the homicide were not yet available.

A couple people have e-mailed The News Tribune today about a large number of police cars in the area of South 47th and Pacific Avenue early this morning (around 5:30 a.m.).

The contingent of officers were serving search warrants in connection with this homicide investigation.

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