Officials: Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of Tacoma Officer Shot And Killed By Police, Ending Standoff

Dec 1, 2016

Authorities say the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma, Washington, police officer has been shot and killed by officers after a lengthy barricade situation.

Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer says the suspect was shot at approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday, ending an 11-hour standoff. The suspect has not been identified.

Troyer says a girl and a boy, have been found unharmed, and have been taken from the house. He says officers found multiple weapons in the house.

Before the standoff began, a Tacoma officer was shot multiple times while answering a domestic violence call Wednesday. The officer was pronounced dead at a hospital after nightfall Wednesday. The officer has not been identified.