TACOMA, Wash. - Tacoma police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and four others injured Sunday night.
Officers responded to reports of people shot at a home in the 900 block of East 52nd Street after 10:30 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found the homeowner unresponsive in the backyard. The 38-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
There was a woman and three children inside the home, but they were not hurt.
A 34-year-old man with gunshot wounds walked out of the home, collapsed and was combative with officers as they tried to help with his injuries. He was detained and taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Officers also located a 35-year-old woman, the homeowner’s wife, with gunshot wounds outside the home. She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Two other men were also shot at the home. A 28-year-old man left the scene in a separate car, but the driver pulled over, called 911, and was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A 32-year-old man went to a Lakewood hospital to be treated for his gunshot wounds, and he was later detained. He was booked into the Pierce County Jail on two counts of first-degree assault and a charge of first-degree murder was added.
Police said all the people involved knew each other, but it’s unknown what led up to the shooting.
The investigation remains ongoing.