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Armed man fatally shot by Lakewood police identified

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.

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Man charged with eluding officer flees courthouse as verdict is read, deputies say

A man charged with trying to elude police did so again as his verdict was read at the courthouse in downtown Tacoma Wednesday, deputies said.

Leroy Phillip Scott, out on $10,000 bail at the time, complied with officials by showing up for court.

Not so much when he struggled with an officer who tried to detain him and ran out of the courthouse once his verdict was read, Pierce County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jerry Bates said.

No one was injured in the scuffle.

It’s not clear what the verdict was, though one can assume.

“I’m sure he was looking at some

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Police ask for help to find teen charged with murder

Tacoma police are asking for the public’s help to find one of two 16-year-old boys charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Tacoma man earlier this month.

A felony warrant was issued for James “JJ” Stimson Jr. last week.He is 5 feet, 6 inches, 140 pounds, and is known to frequent the Salishan area of Tacoma, according to police.

Officers say he should be considered armed and dangerous.David Watson, 45, died Nov. 18 after being shot once in the torso.

He reportedly encountered the suspects while looking for his lost dog in the middle of the night.Stimson

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Federal Way police looking for man they say almost shot infant

Federal Way police are looking for a man they say fired a handgun at his girlfriend’s apartment earlier this month, almost hitting a 1-year-old child.

Dvontaveous Hoston fired the gun Oct. 15 during an argument with another resident of the apartment, police say.

The gun, described as a “rusty chrome .38 caliber,” was not recovered.

A felony warrant for reckless endangerment and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm was issued for Hoston’s arrest, police say.

Police consider Hoston armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should not contact him, and instead should call 911, according to police.

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Warrant issued in Federal Way shooting

A warrant has been issued for a 27-year-old man wanted for shooting his former boss at a Federal Way apartment complex last week.

King County prosecutors have charged Kareem Harris with attempted second-degree murder. Federal Way have been searching for Harris since Wednesday morning’s shooting but have not located him. The charge was filed and warrant was issued for Harris’ arrest Friday.

The 47-year-old victim, who was shot several times, was being treated for his injuries.

The shooting occurred just before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday inĀ  the 100 block of South 340th Street in Federal Way. There were reports of

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