Firefighter arrested in shooting death of wife
I pray for both....:(
TACOMA (AP) - The estranged wife of a veteran city firefighter
was fatally shot Tuesday night and the husband was arrested, police
Neither the 33-year-old victim nor the 49-year-old husband was
Police responding to a 911 call at about 8 p.m. found the woman
dead in the apartment in northwest Tacoma. She apparently suffered
a single gunshot wound, police spokesman Jim Mattheis said.
"Our suspect is a Tacoma firefighter, a 25-year veteran of the
department," Mattheis said. The man was waiting outside when
The couple were reportedly separated and the man had come to the
apartment where the woman lived.
A neighbor who asked not to be identified told The News Tribune
she had heard the couple fighting several times at the apartment,
including Tuesday night.
Mattheis said he did not know whether police had dealt with the
couple concerning domestic violence complaints. He also was unsure
whether any court orders were in effect.
The slaying came nearly three months after Tacoma's police
chief, David Brame, fatally shot his estranged wife, Crystal, and
then killed himself.
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