Help sought in home-invasion murder case

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Jawuan Swift was killed during a home invasion robbery.

Tacoma Police detectives need help identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 24-year-old Jawuan Swift during a home invasion robbery.

At 2:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, two unidentified armed suspects kicked in the door of victim Jawuan Swift’s apartment, located in the 600 block of S. Steele St. in the City of Tacoma. Swift, his girlfriend, and a young child were asleep inside the apartment at the time of the home invasion.

Swift was immediately shot by one of the suspects; the two suspects then demanded cash from the victim’s girlfriend before fleeing the apartment. Swift suffered critical injuries and died at the scene.

The suspects were described as black males, 5’10” to 6’ tall, slender builds. And wearing dark colored hooded sweatshirts, ski masks, and gloves.

Detectives are looking for information on any possible suspects or motives for the homicide – including information on any suspicious persons or vehicles seen in the area of the victim’s apartment at the time of the homicide.

Receive up to $1000 dollars for information leading to the arrest and charges filed for the person in this case. Call 1-800-222-TIPS.

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