1 dead, 1 shot, 1 in custody after shooting in Lakewood

A 38-year-old man is in custody after a shooting in Lakewood, a police spokesman said Sunday.

A 52-year-old man was found dead and a 29-year-old man was shot and taken to an area hospital, Lt. Chris Lawler said.

About 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Lakewood police were dispatched to a residence in the 6900 block of 146th Street Southwest after a report of shots being fired in the area.

Lawler described the residence as a place where transients gathered.

Once police arrived, the 38-year-old man, who allegedly has some criminal history and is known to Lakewood police, initially refused to come out of the residence for about 90 minutes, but eventually surrendered without incident, Lawler said.

The suspect was booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, Lawler said.

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