Tacoma Officer Shot, Killed Responding to Domestic Violence Call

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TACOMA (AP) — Authorities say an officer shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call has died at a Tacoma hospital.

Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says the officer was pronounced dead at the hospital Wednesday evening.

“We’ve suffered a great loss and I think the community has suffered a great loss. I don’t know how to put that into words,” Cool said.

The officer, who has not been identified, was shot by a suspect still believed to be barricaded at a Tacoma home with a gun. Police say the scene remained active and the neighborhood was still on lockdown.