December 24, 2012

Tacoma Police officer fatally shoots woman, 22

A Tacoma police officer shot and killed a 22-year-old woman Saturday after she pointed a gun at and advanced toward the officer, according to police. The deceased woman was identified by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office as Sophia Strickland, 22, of Tacoma. A woman called police and said her daughter had just fired off several rounds inside the house, and that she thought the daughter may have killed herself, said police spokeswoman Loretta Cool.

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