Deputies: Suspect dead after shootout with Tacoma officers

Detectives are investigating after a suspect was shot and killed by officers Friday morning in Tacoma.

Police said officers were investigating a suspect wanted for unlawful possession of a firearm and illegal discharge of a weapon. 

After 3 a.m., officers saw the suspect in a parked car at South 45th Street and Pacific Avenue, and the suspect drove away.

Sergeant Darren Moss Jr. with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said there was an "exchange of gunfire" between the officers and the suspect at East 57th and McKinley Avenue. 

Investigators said the suspect, a 39-year-old man, was shot and killed.

No officers were injured. 

Police said the Attorney General's Office of Independent Investigation has been notified and the Pierce County Force Investigation Team is taking over the case.