Police investigating murder-suicide in Tacoma

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by KYLE MOORE / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on June 27, 2010 at 6:07 PM

TACOMA, Wash. -- Police are investigating a murder-suicide inside a Tacoma home.

The double shooting took place Sunday morning at the north end of Tacoma in the 5400 block of North 18th Street. Officers say a man shot his girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself.

Around 9:30 a.m., a roommate heard two loud gunshot blasts and went upstairs to investigate. Officers say he found his roommate bleeding from a gunshot wound and the man's girlfriend dead.
 
According to investigators, there were problems between the boyfriend and girlfriend and also the man had some financial issues.

Crime scene investigators spent Sunday afternoon collecting evidence from inside the two story Tacoma home.  The medical examiner has not identified the couple.

Police are saying the boyfriend was a man in his 40s and the girlfriend was a in her 30s.

 

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