LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Police are investigating a deadly home invasion at an apartment complex in Lakewood.
According to police, two men with guns entered a residence at the Union Crest Apartments on the 14900 block of Union Avenue SW shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Three people were inside the home at the time: a man who called 911, his 36-year-old daughter, and another woman.
The man said he was in his bed sleeping when he was confronted by a black man wearing a ski mask and dark clothing, police said. The victim told police the man had a gun and he began rummaging through the bedroom, taking backpacks and a laptop.
The male victim said while that was going on, he heard the second suspect in another room yell something at his daughter. Then a gunshot was heard.
Both suspects fled the apartment and the man called 911.
His daughter was pronounced dead at the scene.
K9 units were unable to successfully track down the suspects. It's not known if the suspects left in a vehicle or on foot.
The man said he didn't recognize either suspect. It's unknown if their home was specifically targeted.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lakewood Police Department at 253-830-5064 or Tacoma Pierce County Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).