Pierce County SWAT Team Arrests Suspect in JBLM Soldier’s Murder


A suspect was arrested Monday afternoon in Tacoma for the June 18 homicide of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier in Parkland.

The Pierce County SWAT team surrounded a Tacoma home at 1:41 p.m. and asked the suspect to surrender, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.

The 37-year-old man left the residence without resistance and surrendered, the Sheriff's Department said.

Detectives had previously identified, located and obtained a warrant for the suspect's arrest.

Sgt. Emmett Leviticus Moore, a native of East Point, Georgia, died June 18.

Moore was shot at a residence in the 1600 block of 112th Street during a gathering he and the suspect were attending. Officers searched unsuccessfully for the suspect that evening.

The suspect was booked into the Pierce County Jail for investigation of murder and firearms charges.