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Man shot and killed in Graham; Pierce County deputies searching for suspect

A man was shot and killed on the 25600 block of 61st Avenue Court East in Graham Sunday afternoon. Authorities are still searching for a suspect.

GRAHAM, Wash. — The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) is searching for a suspect after a man was shot and killed in Graham Sunday.

Around 4:15 p.m. Sunday, 911 dispatchers received a call that a man was shooting a gun while chasing another man on the 25600 block of 61st Avenue Court East. PCSD Sgt. Darren Moss said a woman then called 911 to report a man was attempting to break into her home and broke a window.

The woman who called 911 said the suspect in the shooting was staying across the street. The victim went to confront the suspect where he was staying and they got into a disagreement, PCSD said. 

The suspect chased the victim across the street into the woman's backyard where the suspect fatally shot the other man.

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When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a man dead “just inside” the back sliding door of the woman’s home.

The suspect then reportedly ran into the woods.

K9 and “Air Ops” units were called to help search for the suspect. Moss said deputies were unable to locate the suspect.

The man who was killed has not been identified.

No suspect information has been provided at this time, but the PCSD said the suspect does not live in the area but is associated with the home where the shooting first began.

No other injuries were reported.

PCSD detectives and forensic investigators responded to the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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