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Archives: June 2013


Tacoma officer who shot and critically injured panhandler released from hospital

A Tacoma police officer who shot and critically injured a panhandler during an altercation Saturday has been released from the hospital, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

Cool did not immediately have information Sunday about the condition of the man shot, who she said was treated at the hospital as “John Doe.”

Police said Saturday that the man was panhandling about 3:15 p.m. near East 28th Street and East Portland Avenue, when a Tacoma policewoman told him to move.

The man then attacked the officer by hitting and injuring her in the arm with a pipe-like object, Cool said.


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Tacoma Police officer shoots, critically injures panhandler on East Side

A Tacoma Police officer shot and critically injured a panhandler Saturday following an altercation in East Tacoma.

According to police, the man was panhandling near the intersection of East 28th Street and Portland Avenue.

When a TPD officer stopped at about 3:15 p.m. and told the man to move, he resisted, police spokesman Loretta Cool said.

Cool said the man attacked the officer, striking her in the arm with a pipe-like object. The officer attempted to subdue him with a Taser, Cool said, but it didn’t work. When the man continued his attack, Cool said, the officer shot him with

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Spokane homicide suspect caught in Pierce County

A 19-year-old man suspected in a June 12 drive-by shooting in Spokane surrendered to authorities Friday. He’s now in custody at the Pierce County Jail.

Issiah Schauman had been on the run for two weeks. The shooting killed Spokane resident Fabian McBride, 27, who was shot four times. He had five children. According to one report, McBride had been trying to recover a friend’s stolen property, and Schaumann was the suspected thief. The Spokane Spokesman-Review filed an account of the shooting on June 13. Here’s a shot of Schaumann, published in the Spokesman.


Bonney Lake boys on scooter and bike suffer non life-threatening injuries in crash with vehicle

A pair of 12-year-old boys were taken to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Thursday night after they were hit by a vehicle when they blew through a stop sign in Bonney Lake, police Sgt. Robert Haog said.

Their injuries are not life-threatening, he said.

One boy was riding a scooter and the other a bike, when a slow moving vehicle hit them about 9:30 p.m. at 75th Street East and 194th Avenue East, according to police.

Hoag said officers are still investigating the crash.


Man pleads guilty in hate-based attack on Sikh taxi driver in Federal Way

A 49-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hate crime for attacking a Sikh taxi driver in Federal Way last year.

Jamie Larson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison when sentenced Nov. 5, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle reported.

Federal prosecutors said Larson caught a cab to Federal Way in October and attacked the driver when they arrived at his destination, pulling the driver’s beard, hitting and stomping him, all while yelling racial slurs.

The victim suffered back, shoulder and kidney injuries and was hospitalized for a week, prosecutors said.

“Acts of hate, such as

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Man convicted in Fife gun theft sentenced to life in prison

A man Fife police believe helped plan the theft of more than three dozen guns from a sporting goods store was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole under Washington’s “three strikes you’re out” law.

Soeun Sun, 30, said nothing before Superior Court Judge James Orlando handed down the sentence.

A Pierce County jury earlier this month convicted Sun of six felonies, including the strike offense of first-degree burglary for his role in the December 2011 break-in at the Sportco/Farwest Sports shop. Two thieves made off with 41 firearms. Detectives believe Sun later tried to sell

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KIRO: Suspicious package left behind at Parkland robbery

Our friends at KIRO-TV are reporting that a man robbed the Money Tree store in the 10400 block of Pacific Avenue in Parkland this morning, leaving behind a suspicious package.

Authorities closed down Pacific for a time while explosives experts dismantled the package, which turned out not to be a bomb.

No word on arrests.