SWAT team arrests man suspected of shooting, killing JBLM soldier in Parkland

The Pierce County SWAT Team arrested a man accused of shooting and killed an active-duty soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord earlier this month.

On June 18, 22-year-old U.S. Army Sgt. Emmett Leviticus Moore was at a gathering at a home in the 1600 block of 112th Street South

Deputies responded to the home after reports of a shooting and when they arrived, they found Moore with an apparent gunshot wound. Deputies performed first aid on Moore but he died at the scene.


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On June 27, the SWAT Team served an arrested warrant at an apartment in Tacoma to arrest the suspect. He surrendered without incident. 

The 37-year-old suspect was booked into Pierce County Jail for second-degree murder and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. 

Moore was a native of East Point, Georgia, was a member of 1-14 Cavalry Squadron, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division at JBLM.