Teacher fatally shot at Tacoma's Birney Elementary schoolTopic: School Shooting
TACOMA -- A female teacher was shot and killed at Birney Elementary school Friday morning.
School officials say a special education teacher was killed early Friday morning before students arrived on campus and police say the gunman and victim knew each other. The suspected gunman was captured a short time later.
The shooting happened on the campus at 1202 S. 76th Street just before 8 a.m., which was before students arrived for the day.
Mark Fulghum with Tacoma police says the shooter and the victim knew each other and the shooting was domestic-violence related.
The Tacoma School District would only say the teacher was a special education teacher.
After the shooting, the gunman fled, but Pierce County Sheriff's deputies tracked him down at 166th and Canyon Road East. Fulghum says shots were fired and the suspect was in custody.
Birney Elementary School will be closed for Friday, the school district said.