Police investigate homicide after man shot, killed outside Tacoma business

Tacoma police are investigating after a man was shot and killed outside a business overnight. 

Officers responded to a report of a man shot in the 4300 block of East Portland Avenue on Monday at about midnight. 

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Investigators said a 48-year-old man was found in the parking lot and police declared him dead at the scene. 

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Tacoma police are investigating the shooting as a homicide. 

Portland Avenue was shut down between East 40th Street and East 43rd Street for the investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the police.

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