Crime

Man fatally shot by brother at Spanaway construction site is identified

Spanaway crime scene where man is accused of fatally shooting older brother

Video of the crime scene in Spanaway where Thomas Johnson, a 52-year-old Lakewood man, was fatally shot on Tuesday after an argument with his brother, Bruce, 50. The men were at a construction site when a fight escalated.
Up Next
Video of the crime scene in Spanaway where Thomas Johnson, a 52-year-old Lakewood man, was fatally shot on Tuesday after an argument with his brother, Bruce, 50. The men were at a construction site when a fight escalated.

A 52-year-old man shot and killed by his younger brother Tuesday while the men worked at a construction site in Spanaway has been identified as Thomas Johnson.

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet ruled on a cause of death, but investigators say he was shot by his 50-year-old brother during an argument.

Deputies were called just before 3 p.m. to the 1800 block of Military Road South after witnesses reported a shooting.

Thomas Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

His brother fled the scene but soon turned himself in to police at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Detectives have not said what the argument was about.

The younger brother was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and is expected to appear in Pierce County Superior Court this afternoon.

  Comments