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Man fatally shot by Tacoma police during traffic stop has been identified

Tacoma Police investigate after officer-involved-shooting at a traffic stop

A man in his mid-20s was taken to an area hospital Sunday morning with a life-threatening injury after he was shot by a Tacoma police officer following a traffic stop, a spokeswoman for the department said.
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A man in his mid-20s was taken to an area hospital Sunday morning with a life-threatening injury after he was shot by a Tacoma police officer following a traffic stop, a spokeswoman for the department said.

A 28-year-old man shot by Tacoma police during a traffic stop Sunday died of his injuries.

Hashim Wilson was pulled over by an officer about 10:45 a.m. near South 40th and G streets.

He got out of his vehicle with a rifle and pointed it at the officer, according to the Police Department.

The officer shot Wilson after Wilson allegedly failed to comply with several commands.

Wilson was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center, where he died.

The officer, 39, was not injured.

He was placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure after a police shooting.

Police have not determined what prompted the traffic stop or why Wilson got out of the vehicle with a weapon.

More information about the incident is expected to be released later this week.

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Stacia Glenn covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. She started with The News Tribune in 2010. Before that, she spent six years writing about crime in Southern California for another newspaper.
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