Officer Acquitted in 2020 Death of Manuel Ellis in Tacoma Hired by Neighboring Sheriff’s Office

SEATTLE, Washington – Following the clearing of criminal charges for the 2020 death of Manuel Ellis, a Black man, by Tacoma police officers, one of the officers has been hired by a neighboring sheriff’s office. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, based in Olympia, Washington, recently announced the hiring of Christopher Burbank, a former Tacoma officer, as a patrol deputy. Burbank, alongside officers Timothy Rankine and Matthew Collins, was acquitted last December by a Pierce County …

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Teen Tragedy: Tacoma Officially Identifies Victim of Senseless Act of Violence

Tacoma, Washington – The Tacoma Police Department has officially named the teenage victim of a tragic and senseless act of violence. The victim, a high school student, was fatally shot in what authorities are describing as a selfish and unprovoked attack. The incident has shocked the community, leaving residents reeling from the loss of a young life. The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed by officials, was gunned down on a quiet residential street …

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Vehicle Theft Spree in Tacoma: Woman Arrested After Violent Attacks

Tacoma, Washington – A woman in Tacoma, Washington, was arrested late Friday night after allegedly attacking two men and stealing their vehicles. The violent incidents occurred in separate locations, resulting in both victims being hospitalized with serious injuries. In the first incident, which took place in the 1100 block of South Highland Avenue around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, the suspect, a woman known to the victim, carried out a brutal assault using an axe. The …

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Teenage Tragedy: Family Shares Heartbreaking Photos of 17-Year-Old Girl Shot and Killed in Tacoma

Tacoma, Washington – A 17-year-old girl, identified as Delayah Sims, tragically lost her life in a shooting that took place outside the Midtown Apartment homes in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. Eyewitnesses reported that the victim was shot following an argument that her father had with another individual. The alleged shooter turned himself in to Tacoma police on Tuesday afternoon, shedding light on the devastating incident that has shaken the local community to its core. The heartbreaking …

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Tacoma Unsolved: 4 Dead, Still No Motive After Two Years

Tacoma, Washington – Authorities are still puzzled by the lack of a motive two years after a shooting in Tacoma left four individuals dead. The incident, which shook the local community to its core, continues to baffle investigators as they struggle to piece together the events leading up to that fateful day. Despite extensive efforts to uncover a possible motive for the shooting, law enforcement officials have come up empty-handed. The lack of a clear …

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Accused Tacoma Killer Found Mentally Competent: Trial Expected This Year

TACOMA, Wash. – A man accused of killing four people in Tacoma has been found mentally competent to stand trial. The question now is whether the trial will take place this year. The defendant, who has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder, appeared in court last week for a competency hearing. The judge’s decision about the defendant’s mental state comes after months of evaluation and assessment by mental health professionals. The defendant’s mental …

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