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Man walks into Tacoma hospital after being shot nearby

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Aug. 26, 2011 at 1:31 pm with 4 Comments »
August 26, 2011 1:31 pm

A man was shot Thursday night near Tacoma General Hospital but hasn’t provided Tacoma police officers with much information about who shot him and why.

There were reports of gunshots being fired in the 900 block of South Fifth Street shortly after 8:30 p.m., Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

Moments later, a man in his 20s walked into the emergency room at Tacoma General Hospital with gunshots wounds.

The man’s injuries were not considered life threatening. He was not cooperative with officers, Fulghum said.

Officers determined the man had been shot near the 500 block of South J Street.

The shooting was under investigation.

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  1. Whatever1214 says:

    If he chooses not to cooperate then he should only be treated if he can pay for it. If he wants the public to pick up the tab for his hospital stay he can cooperate with police.

  2. nonstopjoe says:

    You are 100% correct. I’m shocked the ER people, in cooperation with police, didn’t tell the guy talk and you’ll be treated, shut up (as he did) and you’ll be shown the door.

  3. Unfortunately, we live in a violent city, in a violent world.
    The man, or his family, may have been threatened if he cooperated with Police.
    We just do not have all the facts.

  4. It is illegal to not treat him if he walks into the ER, regardless of whether he cooperates with police. It is a law called EMTALA, and the hospital is required to follow it.

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