(SEATTLE TIMES) A woman who witnessed Wednesday’s shooting of Tacoma police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez said he sacrificed himself to save his partner and the wife of the man who opened fire.
Kristi Croskey said the officer who was killed repeatedly yelled, “Get out! Get out!” to his partner and the woman as shots were fired. Croskey said she had run downstairs and “heard the shells bouncing off the floor” above her head.
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She said the incident began when police were called to the home in the 400 block of East 52nd Street after the man living there had locked his wife out of the house. She identified him as Bruce Randall “Zeus” Johnson II, 38. One relative described him as “troubled.”