Police searching for suspects after man was shot, killed in Pierce County backyard

Police are searching for suspects after a man was shot and killed in his backyard Thursday in Pierce County.

According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, detectives were called Thursday morning to the 24500 block of 62nd Ave. Ct. E.

Deputies said a man was shot in the backyard of a home. He was found by responding deputies inside a shed in the backyard, and died from his injuries at the scene.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department learned the suspects knocked on the door of a shed and when the victim answered, they pepper-sprayed him before shots were fired. 

Suspects fled the scene, but a description was not given. It's unclear how many suspects detectives are looking for.

If you have any information on what happened or have surveillance footage from the neighborhood, contact Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County at 1-800-222-TIPS or by using the P3 Tips app. All tips can remain anonymous. 

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