Early this morning, at 1:21am, deputies responded to a shooting at a bar in the 19300 block of Mountain Hwy E in Spanaway. 911 callers reported that one person had been shot after an altercation during a concert, but the victim was not on scene when deputies arrived.
Witnesses told deputies that the victim left in a car. Troopers located the car in the 18000 block of Pacific Ave S and an ambulance transported the 38-year-old male victim to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
We do not have a suspect in custody at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
Thirty minutes after the first shooting, deputies responded to a shooting at a bar in the 9800 block of 224th St E in Graham. 911 callers reported that a man had been shot and the suspect was still at the scene.
When deputies arrived, the suspect fled on an ATV through an adjacent field.
Deputies located the 26-year-old male victim in the roadway. He suffered a fatal gunshot wound and died at the scene.
Deputies believed the suspect was still hiding in the field and was armed, so they used a thermal imaging device to search for him. They located him and took him into custody.
An ATF K9 team responded to the scene and assisted in locating the firearm used in the shooting.
The 25-year-old male suspect was booked into the Pierce County Jail for murder in the first degree.
The investigation is ongoing.
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