Lakewood woman police say was fatally shot by husband identified

A Lakewood woman fatally shot last week was 19-year-old Tarrah Nemetz, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said Saturday.

Her husband, 20-year-old Skylar Nemetz, told detectives he thought his gun was unloaded, but admitted to pointing it at her and pulling the trigger Thursday night, police spokesman Chris Lawler said.

The shooting happened about 6 p.m. at their apartment at the Beaumont Grand complex in the 8500 block of 82nd Street Southwest.

Police found the woman dead at the apartment after neighbors called 911.

Skylar Nemetz was ordered held without bail Friday for three days as police investigate. A charging decision is expected next week.

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