Tacoma Police arrest 3 suspects after woman found shot to death inside car

Police have arrested three people after a woman was found shot to death inside a car in Tacoma.

Police responded to reports of a crashed car on South 47th Street and Pine Street around 4:40 a.m. on Sept. 22. 

When they arrived, they found an unresponsive woman in the driver's seat. She was later identified as 42-year-old Soohui Kim. 

Kim was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Detectives say the shooting had taken place in a parking lot of an apartment complex in the 4500 block of S. Puget Sound Avenue. The victim had then driven away and succumbed to her injuries, crashing into a pole in the 2900 block of S. 47th St.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office said she died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest. 

Police arrested 41-year-old Michael Deda on Sept. 28 as a suspect in Kim's death. He was booked into the Pierce County Jail on first-degree murder.

On Oct. 27, Michael Freeman was booked into Nisqually Jail for an unrelated matter. Freeman was then being booked into Pierce County Jail on a second-degree murder warrant.

Officers later arrested Cody Smith on Nov. 2 and booked him into jail  on a second-degree murder warrant.

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