Store owner shot, killed in robbery near Puyallup
A 79-year-old woman was shot and killed at a corner store near Puyallup on Saturday evening and detectives want your help tracking down the killers.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says Soon Ja Nam was shot during a robbery at the Handy Corner store in 8800 block of 112th St E. just after 5 p.m.
Investigators have identified the suspects as two black males, about 200 pounds, 6 feet tall in their 20’s, wearing surgical masks and beanie caps. They’re asking businesses along 112th St. to check surveillance video for any suspect information. They say the suspect vehicle, a gray 1990’s 4-door Nissan Sentra, was last seen traveling westbound on 112th St E.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect vehicle was located outside of the county on Sunday. It’s being processed by detectives.
If you have information about the robbery, shooting, or suspects, you’re urged to call Pierce County detectives or leave a tip with Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS or text to the P3 Tips app.
Many community members are already stopping by the scene to leave flowers and pay their respects. This was a truly senseless crime and we need your help.
If you know anything please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text in your tip to the P3 Tips app. pic.twitter.com/eFnca15rF9
— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) April 28, 2019