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Warrant issued after man shot in chest on Tacoma’s East Side

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 21, 2012 at 7:02 am |
May 21, 2012 7:02 am

Tacoma police are searching for a 25-year-old man suspected of shooting another man during an argument earlier this month at an East Side home.

Pierce County prosecutors charged Loreasa J. Misipati on Friday with first-degree assault. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Prosecutors allege Misipati shot and wounded another man early on May 9 at a home in the 1400 block of East 63rd Street.

The victim and his ex-girlfriend had been arguing at the home when Misipati intervened and allegedly shot the victim.

The ex-girlfriend called police to report the shooting. She said she was driving the victim to the hospital.

Officers found the car and got the man to the hospital. He’d been shot in the chest but his injuries were not considered life threatening.

Misipati’s last known address is in Algona. He is 5 feet 11 and 250 pounds, with brown eyes.

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