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Category: Assault

July
8th

Man arrested for allegedly shooting at Lakewood police

Lakewood police said a 29-year-old man fired at a group of officers responding to a disturbance early this morning.

Officers responded about 12:30 a.m. to a home in the 6500 block of 146th Street Southwest after receiving calls about a loud argument and shots fired.

While speaking with the person who called 911, police “reported hearing sounds of bullets whizzing past them and hitting bushes,” Lt. Jeff Alwine said.

The officers took cover. The alleged shooter’s girlfriend was among the group of people being questioned by police so they had her call him so they could negotiate his surrender.

While

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July
1st

Arrest warrant issued for Tacoma man accused of harming newborn son

UPDATE: Sullivan was arrested early Tuesday morning and booked into the Pierce County Jail.

He’s likely to appear in court Wednesday. The mother of the child told KIRO-TV that Sullivan “didn’t do it.” The boy has been released from the hospital and is in foster care, she told the station.

UPDATE: The defendant’s name is Joshua Charles Paul Sullivan.

PREVIOUS POST: Pierce County prosecutors have charged an 18-year-old Tacoma man with first-degree child assault after doctors determined injuries to the man’s newborn son were the result of child abuse.

Superior Court Commissioner Meagan Foley issued a warrant for the man’s

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June
20th

Police: Boy, 12, hurt after 13-year-old driver wrecks stolen car during Tacoma crime spree

A 12-year-old boy suffered a serious head injury this week after his 13-year-old buddy wrecked a stolen car following a Tacoma crime spree, police said.

“This was a bad deal all around,” police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

The action began at the University of Puget Sound about 12:05 a.m. Tuesday when a security guard saw three people acting suspiciously near a Nissan Xterra, Cool said. The trio climbed into the car as the guard approached and drove off, she said. The guard found broken glass where the Xterra had been parked, realized it had just been stolen and called police.

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June
6th

Homeland Security officer hurt in Lakewood released from hospital, suspect he shot stable

A Homeland Security officer a suspect hit with a car in Lakewood Wednesday night during a multi-agency narcotics investigation has been released from the hospital and should fully recover from his injuries, according to Lakewood police.

Lakewood Lt. Chris Lawler said the suspect, who the federal officer shot after the crash, is in stable condition at a local hospital.

He is a Hispanic man who has not been positively identified, Lawler said.

The federal officer is a special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, where he has worked for six years. He has 10 years

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May
31st

Warrant issued for Tacoma man accused of throwing scalding water on his girlfriend

A warrant has been issued for a 25-year-old Tacoma man suspected of throwing scalding water on his girlfriend during an argument about whether she cheated on him.

Pierce County prosecutors have charged Michael Turner with second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment for the May 14 incident, which occurred at the couple’s apartment in the 200 block of South 80th Street.

Turner was drunk when he allegedly threw a pot of boiling water on his girlfriend, who suffered serious burns to her chest. She was missing several strips of skin when she frantically sought help at a neighbor’s home, according to charging

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May
24th

Fife man who held 4-year-old son hostage fatally shot by police

A police SWAT member shot and killed a Fife man who held his 4-year-old son hostage for more than four hours Thursday night.

The man was reportedly drunk and depressed over a friend’s death and called his mother to come care for his child about 10:15 p.m.

When the grandmother tried to take the child with her, the man “became aggressive,” snatched his son from the vehicle and went back inside his home in the 200blockof 55th Avenue East.

The grandmother, who was concerned about the boy’s well-being, followed them. Police said the man grabbed his mother’s arm, hit her

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May
21st

Puyallup officers, police dog injured in scuffle with suspected car thief

From the catch-up file:

Three Puyallup police officers and a police dog were injured last week while trying to arrest a suspected car thief.

The incident unfolded the night of May 15 after a car stolen from Seattle was abandoned in a bank parking lot at South Meridian and 14th Street SW.

Witnesses saw a woman flee the vehicle, which had just been involved in a hit-and-run collision in South Hill.

Arriving officers spotted the woman on the balcony of a nearby motel and went to question her. While interviewing the woman, a man jumped out at officers, sprayed one

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May
19th

Police arrest man accused of fleeing Tacoma courtroom in February when verdict was read

A man accused of struggling with a deputy and fleeing a downtown Tacoma courtroom in February when he was found guilty of attempting to elude police was apparently more cooperative when he was arrested Sunday.

Leroy Phillip Scott, 34, was out on $10,000 bail when he came to Pierce County Superior Court Feb. 27, where he was found guilty of attempting to elude a police vehicle.

That was because he fled when an officer tried to pull him over in July 2012, when he had a domestic violence bench warrant and department of corrections warrant out for his

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