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Tacoma police have arrested a man in connection with a double homicide in the South End


Hours after Tacoma police announced they were investigating the death two men were found shot to death in the South End of the city, detectives arrested a 28-year-old man who is suspected of their murder.

Pierce County Jail records show the suspect was booked around 2 p.m. on two counts of first-degree murder. Tribune news usually does not release the names of criminal suspects until they are formally charged.

The details of the shooting are not disclosed. Tacoma Police Department Officers responded at about 8:11 a.m. to the 8000 block of South Hosmer Street after a person called 911 to report someone injured or dead on the ground, according to a news release. Arriving officers found two men, aged between 35 and 45, dead.

Police said the men were fatally shot. Spokeswoman Shelby Boyd said Monday afternoon that she had no information about when the shooting happened, where the victims were found or whether they knew each other. The men have not been publicly identified.

It is not yet clear how the 28-year-old man arrested in Tacoma was identified as a suspect. On Monday morning, detectives and crime scene specialists examined the area where the victims were found. Crime scene tape was set up on 80th Street with several cars and motor homes south of the Bass Pro Shop.

Peter Talbot covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. He started at The News Tribune in 2021. Prior to that, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University. During college, he worked as an intern at NPR in Washington, DC. He also interned at the Oregonian and the Tampa Bay Times.

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