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Man dead in South Tacoma, another man in custody after possible shooting Friday night

Man dead in South Tacoma, another man in custody after possible shooting Friday night

Man dead in South Tacoma, another man in custody after possible shooting Friday night

A man was killed Friday night following reports of a possible shooting, according to a news release from the Tacoma Police Department.

Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of South 55th Street around 6:30 p.m. Friday and upon arrival discovered a man who was later pronounced dead by the Tacoma Fire Department. Rescue efforts were made but were unsuccessful, police said.

During the initial investigation at the scene, police identified a suspect, who was detained and held until detectives arrived, police said.

As of 8:40 p.m., detectives and crime scene technicians remained at the scene to continue their investigation, which is being treated as a homicide, police said.

Shelbie Boyd, a spokeswoman for the Tacoma Police Department, told the News Tribune there were no more updates to share as of 9 a.m. Saturday.