Tacoma police make arrest in deadly September shooting

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Tacoma Police have arrested a suspect wanted in connection to a deadly shooting that occurred in September. 

On Sept. 25, at 1:29 a.m., South Sound 911 received a report of a shooting victim in the area of East 38th St. and McKinley Avenue. 

The victim, later identified as 31-year-old Diego Escalante, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Through their investigation, detectives were able to identify a 21-year-old man as a suspect in the homicide. 

He was taken into custody on Dec. 1 and booked into Pierce County Jail on first-degree murder. 

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