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Deputies detain man they say fatally shot 29-year-old in Spanaway, reported shooting to 911

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on May 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm with No Comments »
May 2, 2013 10:03 am

UPDATE 2: Troyer tells Lights & Sirens this morning that the dead man is not a soldier but the spouse of a soldier. We’re hoping to get more details of what happened later today.

UPDATE: Both the alleged shooter and the victim are Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Ed Troyer said.  The death is the agency’s first homicide this year, he added.

INITIAL POST: A man called 911 about 6:25 p.m. tonight to report that he had shot someone at his Spanaway home, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

Deputies responded to the 200 block of 162nd Street South, where they found a 29-year-old man fatally shot.

The 32-year-old resident who reported shooting the man is cooperating with deputies, Troyer said.

It appears the 29-year-old came to the house and the two got into a fight, but the exact circumstances that led to the shooting are still being investigated, Troyer said.

“It wasn’t a home invasion,” he said. “We believe these two know each other.”

The alleged shooter is a soldier, and deputies are looking into whether the 29-year-old has military ties, Troyer said.

“We’re not looking for anybody,” Troyer said. “These guys knew each other.”

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