SWAT team arrests man suspected of shooting, killing JBLM soldier in Parkland

The Pierce County SWAT Team arrested a man accused of shooting and killed an active-duty soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord earlier this month.

On June 18, 22-year-old U.S. Army Sgt. Emmett Leviticus Moore was at a gathering at a home in the 1600 block of 112th Street South

Deputies responded to the home after reports of a shooting and when they arrived, they found Moore with an apparent gunshot wound. Deputies performed first aid on Moore but he died at the scene.

On June 27, the SWAT Team served an arrested warrant at an apartment in Tacoma to arrest the suspect. He surrendered without incident. 

The 37-year-old suspect was booked into Pierce County Jail for second-degree murder and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. 

Moore was a native of East Point, Georgia, was a member of 1-14 Cavalry Squadron, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division at JBLM.