A Tacoma police officer was shot and killed Wednesday night responding to a domestic violence call at a home in east Tacoma. Police shot and killed the suspect after a 12-hour standoff.
Kristi Croskey, who owns the home but no longer lives there, was inside when the incident started and was able to escape.
After news of the officer's death, a somber Croskey said this to reporters.
"I would like to say that I don't want to hear anything about Black Lives Matter because all lives matter. I do not want to hear about the police officers being inhumane and shooting people unnecessary or any of those things. I want to say that the Tacoma Police Department handled this matter with such professionalism despite their own being shot. And I want to say that this situation didn't have to occur. I want to say that when you make poor choices and the response is someone being killed, if that may be the situation that ends at the end of this night, I want you to know that the Tacoma Police Department did any and everything that they could to protect and serve. They wanted to protect the life of him, his family, and anyone else that was involved in this matter. I do not want to hear anything about the Tacoma Police Department did wrong, the Lakewood Department did wrong. I want people to start taking a long inventory of themselves and see what they did wrong."