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