Tacoma teacher's killer died by suicide, not deputy

Tacoma teacher's killer died by suicide, not deputy

Tacoma teacher's killer died by suicide, not deputy

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 10:28 AM

TACOMA, Wash. -  The Pierce County medical examiner's office says a gunman who killed a Tacoma teacher committed suicide and did not die from being shot by a sheriff's deputy.

The News Tribune of Tacoma reported Thursday that forensic tests showed 30-year-old Jed Waits of Ellensburg died Feb. 26 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

He had stalked and shot Jennifer Paulson, a special education teacher at Birney Elementary School.

Waits was stopped a short time later by the deputy and pulled a gun. Both men fired. The deputy was not wounded.

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