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Fatal shooting in Tacoma's Stadium District was robbery gone wrong
The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) ^ | September 4, 2013 | Stacia Glenn

Posted on 09/05/2013 12:51:14 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie

Tacoma police said a fatal shooting in a Stadium District parking garage last weekend was a random robbery gone wrong and are asking anyone who might have seen two suspicious men in the area to call in tips.

Lawrence Howse, 54, arrived home at the Sky Terrace Condominiums shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday. He entered his code to open the door to the private garage and pulled his black BMW inside.

That’s when detectives believe two men slid under the door to gain access to the garage. It’s unclear whether Howse saw them.

“He was confronted in the secure parking garage and shot and killed,” police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said. “It was a robbery that went wrong, a crime of opportunity.”

A passerby stumbled across Howse’s body around 10:30 p.m., called 911 and started CPR. Howse died at the scene.

Police believe the suspects entered the garage from the south side. They likely fled north on Broadway.

Saturday night was balmy and detectives are hoping people walking in the area or hanging out on their balconies might have seen something before or after the homicide, like two men crouching in bushes or running down the street.

Police describe the suspects as two black men in their late teens or early 20s with average builds. One had a light complexion and was wearing a white shirt and dark pants, they said, and the other was wearing a dark shirt and dark pants.

“Anybody who saw anything that they thought at the time was odd but didn’t call it in, we would appreciate a phone call,” Cool said.


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KEYWORDS: blackonwhitecrime; blackonwhiteviolence; feral; tacoma
Sons Of Barack'S!
1 posted on 09/05/2013 12:51:14 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie
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To: Uncle Miltie
The victim:


2 posted on 09/05/2013 12:51:48 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I ride my bike through this neighborhood on my commute each day.


3 posted on 09/05/2013 12:52:50 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Random Whitey Robbery!


4 posted on 09/05/2013 12:53:19 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Robbery gone wrong

Could the MSM be any more pathetic and obfuscatory.

5 posted on 09/05/2013 12:53:59 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Uncle Miltie

For Trayvon . . .


6 posted on 09/05/2013 12:54:16 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: TexasCajun
"two black men in their late teens or early 20s with average builds..."

The ongoing race war claims another victim.

7 posted on 09/05/2013 12:54:36 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (The IRS--a softer Gestapo)
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To: Uncle Miltie
well, you know, he had a bmw....a no no for sure....probably some cracker republican who has kept the minorities down...

for the record, you go to committ a robbery KNOWING that there is a human being there and you'll have to confront them, and you bring a gun, its not just a robbery gone bad...its a MURDER.

8 posted on 09/05/2013 12:54:59 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Uncle Miltie
“It was a robbery that went wrong, a crime of opportunity.”

Nothing to see here. Move along, move along. No racial motivation at all. Don't even think about it.

9 posted on 09/05/2013 12:55:12 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

White man be the devil. /s


10 posted on 09/05/2013 12:56:56 PM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art ot being easily offended.)
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To: cherry

You go in for a simple robbery, and suddenly this Creepy A$$ Cracker (TM*) makes things go wrong and turns you into a murderer!

See! Whitey is keeping the black man down.

* TM, Travon Martin


11 posted on 09/05/2013 12:57:46 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: Uncle Miltie
"Police describe the suspects as two black men in their late teens or early 20s with average builds."


12 posted on 09/05/2013 12:58:16 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Uncle Miltie
“He was confronted in the secure parking garage and shot and killed,” police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

Seems to be a contradiction in there.

13 posted on 09/05/2013 1:00:19 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
"robbery gone wrong"

What newspeak. As if a robbery has to "go" wrong. Was it ever right?

14 posted on 09/05/2013 1:02:05 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
a random robbery gone wrong

The robbery was probably going just fine until the two thugs decided to murder the guy after they robbed him.

Sadly, had they just robbed him they'd have likely gotten away with it. Now they're almost certain to get caught. But that's what to expect when we're dealing with IQs of about 80.

15 posted on 09/05/2013 1:02:53 PM PDT by Drew68 (Cruz '16)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Apparently robbery is not wrong until someone resists and shooting takes place.


16 posted on 09/05/2013 1:03:03 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ClearCase_guy
Just a couple of Sons Of Barack'S trying to spread the wealth around.
17 posted on 09/05/2013 1:04:54 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: fwdude

“Honest, officer. It was a good robbery. Straight up wealth redistribution from The Man to us deserving types.”


18 posted on 09/05/2013 1:06:42 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: GeronL

They would have used the same headline if the white guy had capped the two thugs.


19 posted on 09/05/2013 1:07:12 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I went from carrying a 1911 to carrying an XDM 19+1 because of all of the black on white violence, usually done in groups.

Didn’t feel confident enough with just 8 rounds.


20 posted on 09/05/2013 1:08:50 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I hope you are well armed, and capable of defending yourself against feral black attacks. They can happen anywhere.


21 posted on 09/05/2013 1:09:14 PM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis; Uncle Miltie

There was a thread yesterday about the random jumping of bike riders in Portland by the feral youth. Seems to be all the rage in some neighborhoods.


22 posted on 09/05/2013 1:12:34 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: 21twelve

bump


23 posted on 09/05/2013 1:14:29 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Uncle Miltie

I absolutely hate the phrase...”robbery gone wrong”...like it was only suppose to be a robbery..******* morons


24 posted on 09/05/2013 1:16:27 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Uncle Miltie
Fatal shooting in Tacoma's Stadium District was robbery gone wrong

I've often wondered what a robbery "gone right" looks like.

25 posted on 09/05/2013 1:17:31 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Uncle Miltie

It’s strange how the media think a feral black attack isn’t as serious when white people get robbed. All a feral black has to do to avoid any possible hate crime prosecution—as if—is to rob whitey after killing him or her.


26 posted on 09/05/2013 1:17:42 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Uncle Miltie

27 posted on 09/05/2013 1:18:04 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Uncle Miltie

“detectives are hoping people walking in the area or hanging out on their balconies might have seen something before or after the homicide, like two men crouching in bushes or running down the street. “

““Anybody who saw anything that they thought at the time was odd but didn’t call it in, we would appreciate a phone call,” Cool said.”

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Well, that sounds like profiling to me. I wouldn’t want to do that. People crouch in the bushes all the time...


28 posted on 09/05/2013 1:21:46 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Uncle Miltie
A robbery gone wrong

The only way it could go right would be for results to be reversed. The perps would be dead and the victim would get the spoils.
29 posted on 09/05/2013 1:27:32 PM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just checked the address. Yup. I ride right by that apartment each day twice.


30 posted on 09/05/2013 1:30:20 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Too bad Mr Howse wasn’t concealed carrying - WA State is a “shall issue” state (unless you’re a felon).


31 posted on 09/05/2013 1:40:02 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: bkopto

Just studied up a bit. A bike cop went through all the alternatives for concealed carry on a bike. Eventually, he came to the conclusion that for most bikers, a pepper spray canister mounted on the bike is probably best. You just can’t draw concealed carry from a bicycle very well.


32 posted on 09/05/2013 1:45:02 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: Uncle Miltie
As long as the feral Trayvons are OK, that's all that matters.
33 posted on 09/05/2013 2:18:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Carry both.


34 posted on 09/05/2013 2:20:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: Kartographer
I like this version better. :)


35 posted on 09/05/2013 2:28:10 PM PDT by WhirlwindAttack (There is so much I could say. But I'm smart enough not to.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

A shoulder or ankle holster and a can of bear spray. Or have a open pouch attached to the handle bars where you could just reach into it and come out with a handful of handgun.


36 posted on 09/05/2013 2:30:34 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: Uncle Miltie

did he fight back?

RIP


37 posted on 09/05/2013 3:37:34 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: silverleaf

Nobody is saying.

Spooky. I literally ride my bike past the building coming and going to work. My wife rides a worse neighborhood every day (the Hilltop). Man, this is nuts. I’m going to my friendly neighborhood gun store to chat them up after work.


38 posted on 09/05/2013 3:44:39 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Didn’t feel confident enough with just 8 rounds.

I had the same feeling when the flash mob thing started. I decided to carry a gun with more ammo. I'm not sure just how disciplined those mobs are, though. Will they continue to press their attack after they've lost a few? I don't know, but I'm not counting on it.

39 posted on 09/05/2013 3:53:37 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY, available from Amazon.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
You just can’t draw concealed carry from a bicycle very well.

Try a fanny pack in appendix carry position.

40 posted on 09/05/2013 3:55:49 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY, available from Amazon.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Your wife rides the Hilltop??? Man, she’s either brave, or has a death wish. That is one BAD area.


41 posted on 09/05/2013 4:50:51 PM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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