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Tag: East Side

May
21st

Warrant issued after man shot in chest on Tacoma’s East Side

Tacoma police are searching for a 25-year-old man suspected of shooting another man during an argument earlier this month at an East Side home.

Pierce County prosecutors charged Loreasa J. Misipati on Friday with first-degree assault. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Prosecutors allege Misipati shot and wounded another man early on May 9 at a home in the 1400 block of East 63rd Street.

The victim and his ex-girlfriend had been arguing at the home when Misipati intervened and allegedly shot the victim.

The ex-girlfriend called police to report the shooting. She said she was driving

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May
9th

Man shot in chest during argument at East Side Tacoma home

A man was shot in the chest and injured overnight during an argument inside an East Side Tacoma home, Tacoma police reported.

The man’s injuries were not considered life threatening.

A woman called police shortly after 12:30 a.m. to report that her friend had been shot and she was taking him to the hospital, police reported.

Officers found the two near East 38th Street and Portland Avenue. The woman said she and the man had been involved in an argument at her home in the 1400 block of East 63rd Street.

They were arguing about a recent burglary when the

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Jan.
12th

Jury convicts defendant in Camille Love trial

The jury has convicted a 22-year-old man on trial in the 2010 slaying of Camille Love.

The verdict was read shortly after 2:40 p.m. News Tribune staff writer Adam Lynn is in the courtroom.

Pierce County prosecutors have alleged Eduardo Sandoval was a lookout on Feb. 7, 2010, when the 20-year-old Love was fatally shot as she drove her car down an  East Side street. Her brother, who was in the passenger seat, was wounded.

Sandoval originally was on trial with three other men in the slaying. During the course of the trial, which

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Jan.
6th

Spiritual ceremony today for woman killed in East Side home

Associated Ministries will conduct a Moment of Blessing ceremony today for a 26-year-old mother killed New Year’s Day while sleeping on the couch of an East Side home.

The brief, spiritual ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at the home in the 8400 block of East D Street.

Tacoma police have said Michelle Davis was shot and killed late Sunday by her ex-boyfriend. The 22-year-old man killed himself a short time later outside Larchmont Elementary School.

The Moment of Blessing ceremonies are designed to reclaim the places in Pierce County where homicides occur. They are intended to provide comfort to

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Jan.
2nd

UPDATED: Woman killed, man shot in East Side Tacoma shooting

UPDATED at 1:15 p.m.

A 22-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and injuring another man late Sunday in Tacoma was later found dead.

Officers found the man at Larchmont Elementary School about 4:45 a.m. today, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. He had died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators believe the man shot his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend and injured a 29-year-old man about 11:40 p.m. Sunday.

The shooting occurred inside the older man’s home in the 8400 block of East D Street, Fulghum said. There were other people inside the home at the time.

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Sep.
9th

UPDATED: Charges filed against man in death of teen found in trash can

UPDATE as of 3:35 p.m.

Not guilty pleas were entered on Clark’s behalf during his arraignment this afternoon.

Superior Court Judge Beverly Grant set bail at $2 million.

UPDATE as of 12 p.m.

Pierce County prosecutors have charged Anthony T. Clark with first-degree murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Clark, 20, is expected to be arraigned at 3 p.m. today, according to the Pierce County Superior Court website.

Prosecutors allege Clark shot  16-year-old Devondre Davis in the back of the head on Wednesday.

Detectives found a blood stain on the floor near a

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Aug.
16th

What was that: Police activity on the East Side

Tacoma police officers are investigating a fight on the East Side.

A 16-year-old boy was reportedly punched in the face near East 32nd Street and Portland Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. today. As the boy ran away, he heard a gunshot, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

The boy provided officers with a description. Tacoma police and Puyallup Tribal police officers located the suspect and arrested him. He told officers his gun accidentally discharged. He no longer had the weapon, Fulghum said.

No one was injured by the gunfire.

Tacoma police were still investigating what happened.

July
29th

East Side residents: Be on the lookout for mail thieves

Thieves have been targeting mail boxes on Tacoma’s East Side.

The Tacoma Police Department reports an increase in mail theft in neighborhoods south of 56th Street, according to an email from community liaison officer Don Hensley to Safe Streets.

Several residents have found pieces of discarded mail on the street. The mail is from nearby neighborhoods, Hensley wrote.

One resident spotted a young woman trying to steal a package Wednesday morning from a porch near the 7200 block of A Street. When confronted, the woman took off.

Tacoma officers responded and found the woman.

“She has minimal criminal history of

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