Tacoma police said a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier inadvertently fired a shot into his pregnant girlfriend’s car Thursday night while she vandalized his truck after finding him with another woman.
The soldier, who lives in Lacey, was dog-sitting for a friend at an apartment complex in Tacoma when his girlfriend decided to stop by and surprise him. Police said she found him drinking with another woman and some friends.
The girlfriend allegedly began to damage the soldier’s truck. He retrieved a handgun from the pickup and was using it or his fist to beat holes in her car’s windows when the gun went off, firing a single bullet that hit the windshield. He then ran off with the other woman, police said.
Police conducted a K-9 search in the area and used a Washington State Patrol aircraft, but did not locate them.
JBLM officials and Lacey police have been advised of the incident.stacia.glenn@ thenewstribune.com