Pacific man, 19, arrested in shooting death

Posted on April 28, 2009. Filed under: murder, Washington |

Seattle, WA – A 19-year-old Pacific man was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly shot and killed another man, according to a spokesman for the Auburn Police Department.

The identity of the slain man, who was 29, has not been released.

The victim, an Auburn resident, was shot in the chest shortly after 11 a.m. in an alley in the 500 block of K Street Southeast. More on Seattle Times

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Fort Lewis soldier fatally shot

Posted on April 7, 2009. Filed under: accident, Washington | Tags: |

Seattle, Washington – A Fort Lewis soldier died today of an apparent gun shot wound to the head, a death now under investigation by Army officials.

The soldier was found at 12:20 p.m. in his car and was taken to Madigan Army Medical Center, where he died at about 2:30 p.m., according to Fort Lewis officials.  More on Seattle Times

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Tacoma man charged in downtown robbery shooting

Posted on April 7, 2009. Filed under: murder, Washington |

TACOMA, Washington — Pierce County prosecutors allege that a man spent several hours robbing people of drugs and money in downtown Tacoma before he shot a woman in the head after she wouldn’t turn over $50.

Ben Aaron Strickland, 32, was charged Monday with one count of first-degree murder in the April 7 death of 51-year-old Carmen Jackson. A plea of not guilty was entered for Strickland at his arraignment, and Pierce County Superior Court Judge Linda Lee set bail at $1 million.

Court documents allege Strickland spent several hours in the downtown neighborhood robbing people of small amounts of money and drugs. Prosecutors say Jackson was shot when she refused to turn over her money. Police found a $50 bill in her pocket.

Strickland was arrested Friday. Court records say he contends his gun went off accidentally. More on Seattle Times

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5 children, father die in murder-suicide

Posted on April 5, 2009. Filed under: murder-suicide, Washington | Tags: |

GRAHAM, Wash. – A father apparently shot to death five of his children, ages 7 to 16, at their mobile home and then killed himself near a casino miles away, police said Saturday.

Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce County Sheriff, called it a domestic violence situation and a murder-suicide.

“We believe they all died of gunshot wounds,” Troyer said.

Police early Saturday found the father slain from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was in his car, parked near the Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, about 30 miles south of Seattle. Later in the day, Pierce County deputies checked the mobile home, which is about 20 miles southeast of the casino, and found four of the children dead in their beds and the fifth in the bathroom.

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17-year-old Seattle boy shot to death by his stepbrother

Posted on September 21, 2006. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Washington |

Seattle, Washington – On Sept. 21, 2006, Jordan Tautua-Jantoc shot and killed Michael Miller while handling a pistol at the family’s South Seattle home. In the years that followed, Tautua-Jantoc and his family wrestled with the legal implications of the shooting; Tautua-Jantoc ultimately pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to home detention.

At the time of his death, Michael Miller was living with his father, Tim Miller, and Lena Jantoc, his stepmother and Tautua-Jantoc’s mother. All three are named as defendants in the suit filed last month in King County Superior Court by Michael Miller’s mother, Michele Lucero.  More on SeattlePi.com

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