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Tacoma police arrest man in Sunday’s fatal shooting

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on April 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
April 19, 2012 7:01 am

Tacoma police on Wednesday arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred last weekend at an after-hours party hosted by area motorcycle club Global Grinders.

The alleged gunman was taken into custody in the Seattle area. Police spokesman Mark Fulghum said he didn’t know the man’s age or city of residence, but did not think he was a member of the motorcycle club.

The man was booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder and is expected to be charged Thursday. The News Tribune does not name suspects unless they are charged with a crime.

Bruce Price, 40, was fatally shot about 4:30 a.m. Sunday after a fight erupted inside a warehouse-style building on South 23rd Street and spilled out to the alley between Fawcett and Tacoma avenues.

Price was hit multiple times and later died at a hospital. It’s unknown what prompted the fight.

Police have said they are investigating Global Grinders since their parties have led to two fatal shootings in eight months. Last August, 17-year-old Billy Shirley III was killed while leaving a similar party on South Center Street.

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