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12-01-2016, 07:19 AM

UPDATE: Suspect in Tacoma officer's death killed by authorities

Updated: Dec 1, 2016 - 6:16 AM

The man suspected of shooting and killing a veteran Tacoma police officer Wednesday evening has been shot and killed by authorities early Thursday after an hours-long standoff.

The officer was killed after responding to a domestic violence call in the 400 block of East 52nd Street.

Key developments:

Standoff ended around 3:30 a.m. Thursday when suspect was shot and killed by authorities.
Suspect was using two children inside the home as a shield
Officer was able to get safe shot at suspect, killing him
Multiple weapons were found inside the home
Children, ages 8 and 11 are OK
The officer was shot after domestic violence call at a house around 5 p.m. Wednesday.
After he was shot at the scene, the officer was sent to Tacoma General for surgery early Wednesday evening.
A spokeswoman confirmed his death around 9 p.m.
Officer was a 45-year-old man and was an officer for 17 years, police said.
A procession for the fallen officer was held around 11 p.m

12-01-2016, 10:04 AM

Tacoma cop killer shot dead, used kids as human shields
Thursday, December 1st 2016

Kristi Croskey, who rents the home to the suspect and his wife, was inside the home at the time and barricaded herself in the bathroom before she was able to escape.

She said police showed up because the suspect was fighting with his wife and refused to let her back inside.

"They said they just wanted to talk to him and then gunfire started, they didn't start it," Croskey said.


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12-01-2016, 01:38 PM

Police: Suspect in Tacoma officer's death was using children as shields

Updated: Dec 1, 2016 - 1:09 PM

A man suspected of shooting and killing a veteran Tacoma police officer was shot and killed by authorities early Thursday after an hours-long standoff in which he was using two children as shields.

The fallen officer was identified by police as Jake Gutierrez, 44, who had been with Tacoma police since 1999.

The suspect has been identified by sources as 38-year-old Bruce Randall Johnson. Johnson was arrested in 2015 for assault/intimidation with a weapon.

12-01-2016, 03:05 PM

Tacoma officer killed in shooting identified
2:38 PM. PST December 01, 2016

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Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez

12-01-2016, 03:57 PM

A woman who witnessed Wednesday’s shooting of Tacoma police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez said he sacrificed himself to save his partner and the wife of the man who opened fire.

Kristi Croskey said the officer who was killed repeatedly yelled, “Get out! Get out!” to his partner and the woman as shots were fired. Croskey said she had run downstairs and “heard the shells bouncing off the floor” above her head.

She said the incident began when police were called to the home in the 400 block of East 52nd Street after the man living there had locked his wife out of the house. She identified him as Bruce Randall “Zeus” Johnson II, 38. One relative described him as “troubled.”

12-02-2016, 06:37 AM

Tacoma Police killer had violent criminal history
Posted 4:42 PM, December 1, 2016,

TACOMA, Wash. — Nearly 24-hours after Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Guitierrez was gunned down, the neighborhood where it all happened was still swarming with detectives trying to piece together exactly what happened.

Tacoma Police identified the suspect in the case, Bruce Johnson II, of Tacoma. Johnson has a criminal history; court documents detail a violent encounter in May of 2015 when he was cited for assault and unlawful display of a weapon.

It happened at a medical marijuana shop on South Union Avenue.

Court documents said when Johnson didn’t provide a prescription to buy marijuana police said he argued with employees, showed off a loaded gun and then punched one of them in the face.

The court fined Johnson $150, ordered him into an anger management class :rolleyes:and told him to destroy his gun.

“I’m completely surprised,” said Johnson’s family’s pastor Gregory Christopher.

Christopher told Q13 News that Johnson has a large and loving family, and they are shocked to hear his actions ended the life of a veteran Tacoma Police officer.

“Seemed to be a happy-go family,” he said, “What went wrong, we don’t know.”


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12-03-2016, 06:21 AM

Tacoma shooter impersonated police officer two weeks before fatal shooting
Posted 11:18 PM, December 2, 2016

TACOMA, Wash. – A bulletin obtained by Q13 News shows alleged Tacoma shooter Bruce Johnson II was on a safety watch list by Tacoma Police Department in the weeks leading up to Officer Jake Gutierrez’ death. The bulletin cites an incident from November 15th, 2016 when Johnson reportedly impersonated an officer at Tacoma Mall.

Johnson is said to have walked into Tacoma Mall wearing a hat that read “SHERIFF,” with a rifle bag over his shoulder and handcuffs on his belt. The bulletin describes how Johnson was confronted by mall security and asked to leave, saying his “hostile behavior was unacceptable.”

Johnson is said to have purchased a cup of coffee before exiting the mall. The bulletin said while leaving, Johnson grabbed his crotch :rolleyes:and said, “See, see what they are doing to me?”

Tacoma police were alerted to the incident and stopped Johnson a short time later, read the bulletin. An unidentified officer found an unloaded 20 gauge Mossberg rifle in the front seat of his vehicle. The officer asked Johnson why he was impersonating an officer, according to the bulletin, Johnson replied that he liked police and wanted to fit in with law enforcement.