Reward increased for information about Orting homicide

Staff writerMarch 4, 2014 

The reward for information about the death of an Orting man shot last month outside his home has increased to $5,000, police said Tuesday.

Michael Compton, 53, was killed Feb. 19 in the 500 block of Ford Lane Southwest, when police believe he interrupted a burglary in his garage.

There have been no updates or arrest in the case, police spokesman James Schlotzhauer said Tuesday.

Community donations have raised the $4,000. The Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers reward for information was initially $1,000, he said. Tips can be called into Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.

alexis.krell@thenewstribune.com

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