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UPDATED: Woman killed, man shot in East Side Tacoma shooting

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Jan. 2, 2012 at 6:43 am |
January 2, 2012 3:09 pm

UPDATED at 1:15 p.m.

A 22-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and injuring another man late Sunday in Tacoma was later found dead.

Officers found the man at Larchmont Elementary School about 4:45 a.m. today, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. He had died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators believe the man shot his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend and injured a 29-year-old man about 11:40 p.m. Sunday.

The shooting occurred inside the older man’s home in the 8400 block of East D Street, Fulghum said. There were other people inside the home at the time.

It wasn’t immediately clear how the suspect got inside the home and what happened before he fired his gun.

The injured man called emergency dispatchers and reported he’d been shot. When officers arrived, they found him bleeding from his injuries and the woman dead from a gunshot wound, police reported.

The man was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma for treatment of 11 gunshot wounds. He was expected to survive his injuries, Fulghum said.

The suspect left the home on foot. Tacoma officers quickly knew who they were looking for and broadcast the information.

The suspect was found five hours later outside Larchmont Elementary, 8601 E. B St., Fulghum said.

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