Independent and concurrent investigations by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office, Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office and Tacoma Police Department regarding the shooting death of Jason Dion Galaviz, 40, have been completed. Galaviz died from a gunshot wound inflicted by off-duty Tacoma Police Officer Dwaine Dakarai.
Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist concluded the death was justifiable homicide under state law. “Though off duty, Officer Dakarai acted to protect a young woman who was being robbed. His actions were proper to protect her and other citizens.”
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