Man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's mom in Puyallup; victim identified

SOUTH HILL – A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection with the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend’s mother, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said.

Deputies responded to a call reporting shots fired in the South Hill area at around 8:15 a.m. When they got there, they found a woman dead and identified the suspect as an ex-boyfriend of the woman’s daughter.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office later identified the victim as Teresa Ryan, 46.

They found the young man in Tacoma and took him into custody.

Authorities said the family's pet was also killed.

No further details were immediately available.