Officer dies after being shot multiple times at domestic violence call

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(CNN) — A police officer in Tacoma, Washington, has died and his shooter is on the lam, authorities said Thursday morning.

The Tacoma officer was responding to a domestic dispute Wednesday afternoon. The alleged shooter is believed to be barricaded alone inside a home, authorities say.

He’s believed to be armed. Authorities said they could hear gunshots from inside the home but none were shot by officers.

“We have the house surrounded, but we have not been able to confirm that he is inside, so we have locked down the neighborhood,” Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said Wednesday night.

At some point, Cool said multiple people were inside the house, including children.

“We were able to remove some of the people that were in the house,” she said.

Police are maintaining a large perimeter outside the home, the Tacoma Police Department’s said on its verified Twitter account Thursday morning.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee sent his condolences to the family of the slain officer via Twitter.

“Trudi and I send our thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones of the Tacoma police officer killed tonight in the line of duty,” Gov. Inslee said.

The identity of the Tacoma officer, who died around 9 p.m. local time, has not been released.

According to CNN affiliate KIRO, dozens of police officers lined up outside the hospital to pay their respects. They formed a procession to take the officer’s body to the medical examiner’s office.

One day, two officers shot

On the opposite side of the country, the Raleigh Police Department is conducting an investigation on the events that led to an officer being shot.

The officer was responding to a residential break-in, authorities said in a press release.

Witnesses told CNN affiliate WRAL that they heard gunshots and then saw a police officer on the ground.

Authorities have not released any detailed information about the incident. The officer is being treated for non-life threatening injures. The suspected shooter is being treated at the same hospital and is in critical, but stable condition.


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  • Jay

    Really I’m not a fan of the police either me and my family have been Violeted from them many a times for every Dead cop we get they are going to want Dead citizens in replacement those numbers don’t work for anybody I will agree with you that this police officer’s are using their firearms at an extremely alarming rate why not get out there and start asking these police officers why they shoot first and ask questions later or what happened to the compassion that police office used to have for the citizens also you should be careful what you say when you’re on other people screen name

  • Jay

    China has 1.7 billion people compared to the USA having 320 million their officers carry around a whistle and stick homicides by police officers numbers are nowhere close to the numbers we have for the police officers here carry Around a Glock and a AR15 in their cabin of the car this is an MIT exam question the math it’s pretty simple

    • The Real No PC For Me

      You are a coward. A real sh*tbird.
      Because you used my name to make anti-police remarks, I have contacted the appropriate authority and voluntarily provided my IP address.
      So please, keep posting vile crap. Lib