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Tacoma detectives looking for help in shooting of young woman

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Dec. 31, 2009 at 12:32 pm |
December 31, 2009 12:47 pm
Jacqueline Niemi
Jacqueline Niemi

Tacoma police detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding the gunman who shot and critically wounded a 27-year-old woman earlier this month.

Jacqueline Niemi was found shot about 8:30 p.m. Dec. 21 in the 200 block of South 79th Street. She was lying along the curb, unresponsive and critically injured, police reported.

Neighbors reported the shooting. Investigators found no witnesses to what happened, however.

Niemi is expected to survive.

Niemi’s family agreed to release her name and photograph in hopes that someone will recognize her and know whom she might have been with the night she was shot.

Niemi is from Tacoma, stands 5 feet 5, weighs 130 pounds and has long, dark blond hair and blue eyes.

Tacoma Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charges filed in the attempted murder case. Tipsters remain anonymous.

Reach Crime Stoppers at 253-591-5959.

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