SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Tacoma, Washington, police officer who was answering a domestic violence call (all times local):
Hundreds of people attended the first of two vigils honoring a Washington state police officer who was slain on duty.
People gathered Thursday at officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez’s home police station in Tacoma, lighting candles, singing songs and sharing memories.
Another vigil was planned Thursday night at an elementary school in Tacoma.
Gutierrez was shot to death Wednesday after a woman approached animal control officers and said her husband had locked her out of their house and taken her phone.
Authorities say Gutierrez and his partner went into the home, and Gutierrez was shot as he headed up the stairs to speak with the suspect, who has not yet been identified.
City officials have identified a Tacoma, Washington, police officer who was fatally shot during a domestic violence call as Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez.
Police Chief Donald Ramsdell told reporters Thursday the 45-year-old Gutierrez had been with the department since 1999 and had extensive experience dealing with domestic cases.
He says Gutierrez was highly respected and had a great deal of integrity.
The shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon after a woman approached animal control officers and said her husband had locked her out of their house and taken her phone. The officers called police.
Ramsdell says Gutierrez…