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Man shot in back while walking in Tacoma

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 25, 2012 at 5:47 am with 8 Comments »
July 25, 2012 10:50 am

Police said a 32-year-old man was shot in the back late Tuesday while walking in Tacoma.

A woman drove him to Tacoma General Hospital, where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

The victim was evasive, refusing to provide his name, the identity of the woman who brought him to the hospital or the exact location where the shooting occurred.

Police later discovered his name and that he has an active warrant for narcotics out of Mississippi. Officers scoured the area for a crime scene and determined that the shooting likely happened in the 3500 block of S. Orchard Street.

Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. tree_guy says:

    Victim was evasive? Just tell him the Dr. will be in to see him as soon as he stops being evasive. Problem solved.

  2. blackops says:

    U know what they say ” never turn your back on your enemy. “

  3. MrCarleone says:

    Free medical care for our “Banging” populace !

  4. SoCalPunk62 says:

    Some of you people are ridiculous. Everyone is entitled to medical care. This is a civilized country called America. We don’t withhold medical care just because someone wont talk. You wont find doctors here who are cruel or who turn their backs on injured people in need, because they have values known as compassion and integrity. If you want to live in a country without humanity, where people are treated worse than animals, maybe you could move to Iran or Syria. I wonder, is it just intellectual dishonesty? Or are some folks really just that cruel and stupid?

  5. pungentsound says:

    Nobody is entitled to anything in this country except for protection under the law.

  6. SoCalPunk62 says:

    That attitude is disgusting. “Me, me, me! Screw everybody else who doesn’t think like me.” Luckily there are doctors, nurses, and other health care staff who feel differently, and actually have compassion and humanity, not just because they’re paid, but because it’s the right thing. Why are there so many people in this country with such apathy toward their fellow human beings?

  7. tigsnort says:

    SoCal: there are a lot of creeps on the internet.

  8. dlockner says:

    How true. The anonymity of pseudonyms breeds a false bravery. While the man may be criminal he is nonetheless a human being and has been shot. Any health professional that with held treatment would be derelict in their duty. Sadly, many speak without thinking and end up sounding foolish. An all too common fact among those who post comments.

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