Tacoma Police investigate fatal stabbing near People’s Park
A 40-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection with the stabbing death of a man near People’s Park on Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman for Tacoma police said Sunday.
Officer Loretta Cool said the man was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Saturday near the area where the stabbing took place.
The News Tribune reported Friday that the victim was identified as Jahleen Mitchell, 38. Mitchell was attacked about 1 p.m. Thursday in the intersection of South 10th and L streets, at the southwest corner of People’s Park.
Passersby helped the victim until police and paramedics arrived.
Mitchell was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center, where he died of a stab wound to the chest.