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Man Shot After Jumping Out Window to Avoid Capture

University Place, Washington— A man was shot in an apartment located in University Place when he returned to the scene to attack the person who called the police on him.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesman, Ed Troyer, said on Friday around 12:00 p.m. a 65-year-old woman called her brother because she was worried she would be hurt by her 35-year-old daughter and her boyfriend.

According to the homeowner, the couple was trafficking stolen property from the victim’s home located on the 3300 block of 72nd Court West.

Fearing they may hurt her, the concerned older woman called her brother for help, who then called the police to respond to the scene.

Peirce County Deputies quickly arrived and attempted to apprehend the pair, but the yet-to-be-identified boyfriend jumped from a window in order to avoid capture and ran away, leaving his girlfriend behind.

She was immediately arrested and taken to Pierce County Jail in Tacoma and booked. The fugitive returned to the scene shortly after deputies left at around 2:45 p.m.

The suspect, presumably upset that the police had been called on him, began to assault the victim’s brother who had been at the apartment to help his sister.

During the altercation, the brother shot the suspect and ended the fight. Deputies were once again dispatched back to the home and the wounded suspect was taken to the hospital where he is expected to survive.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Troyer said:

“Everybody involved, except for the two suspects, are being cooperative.”


Fortunately, the victim’s brother decided to stick around to protect his sister from the chance his niece’s boyfriend decided to return. And thankfully he was armed.

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