Deputies shoot, kill suspect in Tacoma killing after body found

PIERCE COUNTY -- Sheriff's deputies shot and killed an armed homicide suspect who allegedly shot at officers while they arrived on scene to investigate a killing in Tacoma.

According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, deputies were called to reports of a shooting early Wednesday morning at the Woodmark Apartments in the 2400 block of 96th Street South. Deputies found a recently deceased body at the apartments, a man in his 20s, in what appeared to be a drug deal gone bad, deputies told Q13 FOX News.

Information provided by witnesses said the suspect in the shooting was at the Drake Apartments a few blocks away. There, the suspect fired at officers in a hallway as they arrived to question him. Deputies returned fire, killing the suspect.

No officers were hurt in the shooting, deputies said.

The suspect who fired at officers was a known white supremacist, deputies said.

Deputies are still investigating both scenes. The Pierce County Medical Examiner will release the names of both deceased.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.