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Armed man fatally shot by Lakewood police identified

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on June 19, 2013 at 10:36 pm with 1 Comment »
June 19, 2013 10:36 pm

A man who was fatally shot by Lakewood police in Tillicum Tuesday night has been identified by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office as 28-year-old Patrick O’Meara.

Police said they opened fire on the man when he refused their commands and made a move they found threatening.

O’Meara was pronounced dead at the scene. His death was ruled a homicide, and was caused by multiple gunshot wounds, the Medical Examiner’s Office said. Those officials did not have a city of residence listed for the man.

The shooting happened about 11:15 p.m. in the 14900 block of Washington Avenue Southwest.

Officers received a tip that a man with a felony warrant was at a home there, and when they arrived and told him to come out, he refused and at one point pulled a gun, police said.

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  1. kristin says:

    Pat was a very nice person and well liked and love around tillicum… just like me and anyother person our age we had problems, rather it was about drugs or anything that was going on.. I just want ppl to know that pat was not a bad person and the cops took someones son someones friend someones loved one away from us.. ans it was uncalled for because most of lakewood police new pat and should have handeled that situtaion in a diffrent way and maybe he would still be with us today.. R.I.P PAT love and miss you friend so much

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