Body found wrapped in tarp in downtown Tacoma investigated as homicide

Tacoma police are investigating after a body was found in downtown on Jan. 6.

At about 3:30 a.m., a person reported that a body was wrapped in a tarp in the 200 block of East 23rd Street. 

The Tacoma police and fire departments responded to the scene and found the body of a man. 

The medical examiner's office identified the victim as a 30-year-old. He died of gunshot wounds to the face and thigh and his death is being investigated as a homicide. 

No more details were immediately available. 

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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