Suspect Dead, Two Injured in Pierce County Standoff

A suspect is dead and two individuals are in the hospital with gunshot wounds following an hours-long standoff in Parkland, Pierce County. The incident began as an investigation into a stolen car and escalated into a violent crime scene. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department reported that while Tacoma Police were searching for the stolen vehicle, two individuals who had been shot inside a residence fled onto the street seeking help.

The victims were identified as Teresa Oppo’s nephew and his girlfriend. Teresa, who received a call from her sister about the incident, rushed to the scene to offer support. The standoff ensued when officers arrived to assist the victims and the suspect barricaded himself inside the house with a rifle.

During the standoff, the suspect fired shots, but no officers were injured, and law enforcement did not return fire. After three hours, the SWAT team deployed a drone and discovered the suspect deceased inside the residence from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The investigation is ongoing, while Teresa hopes for the recovery of her nephew and his girlfriend. The incident has left residents like Ray Miller concerned about the increasing violence in the area. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department has not released further details at this time.

Author: CrimeDoor

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