Man found dead in SUV after shots fired call in Tacoma

TACOMA -- Tacoma Police are investigating their third homicide this week after a man was found dead in an SUV overnight.

According to Tacoma PD, officers responded about 1:30 a.m. to reports of shots fired in the 3800 block of South Lawrence Street. Investigators found glass and shell casings on the street, but did not find any victims.

Witnesses told police that two vehicles - a sedan and a white SUV - raced away after exchanging gunfire.

About an hour-and-a-half later, a passerby called police to report a possible accident in the 3600 block of South Lawrence Street.

Officers found a man dead in the driver's seat of a white Ford Explorer that had struck the back of an unoccupied semi-tractor. There was no one else in the SUV.

Police have not released the victim's name, nor have they identified any suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call Tacoma Police.