Tacoma Police search for a killer after early morning stabbing

Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a man to death in Tacoma early Wednesday morning.

According to the Tacoma Police Department (TPD), just before 1 a.m., officers responded to reports of a stabbing near 1200 S 11th St. This area is just a block south of People’s Park along M.L.K. Jr Way.

When officers arrived, they found a 48-year-old man suffering from multiple injuries.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

TPD detectives responded to the area and are investigating the incident as a homicide.

The suspect remains at large. A suspect's description has not yet been released, and police have not released a motive.

"It’s sad. It’s tragic. It’s unfortunate. This is our community, and my feeling is that if anyone can help us solve this, we welcome that," said Detective William Muse with the Tacoma Police Department.

Neighbors tell FOX 13 Seattle the killing is terrifying, but not surprising.

"It’s a reality check because it’s not just on TV anymore. You’re not just reading this out of a newspaper. It’s actually right in your face," said Leanna Copp.

The victim's identity has not been released.

Muse tells FOX 13 Seattle there is surveillance footage from around the area of the incident. However, the video does not show a clear picture of the suspect.

TPD asks anyone with information about the killing to contact them here.  You can also call the non-emergency number at (253) 287-4455.


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