Independent and concurrent investigations by the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, the Tacoma Police Department, and the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office, regarding the shooting death of Bruce Johnson, 38, have been completed. Johnson died Dec. 1, from a single gunshot during a standoff with police after Johnson shot and killed Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez. Officers were called to the house because of a domestic disturbance.
Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist concluded the deputy acted lawfully.
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