Fourth Tacoma Homicide of 2012: Bruce ‘Deymon’ Price

The bars close at 2:00am in Tacoma. A frequent question around last call is ‘Where is the after party?’ Many nights, especially on the weekends, the after party can be found at an empty downtown warehouse. This past weekend, an after party was at a warehouse on South 23rd and Fawcett.

In the early hours of Sunday, April 15th, 40-year-old Bruce ‘Deymon’ Price got into an argument with someone in the alley behind the warehouse. Around 4:30am multiple 911 calls reported shots fired. There are some reports that there was a gunfight. As police responded to the scene, a handful of vehicles were seen leaving. Some people stayed behind and tried to help Deymon, but he was later pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s hospital becoming Tacoma’s fourth homicide of 2012.

If this sounds familiar, it’s because Deymon isn’t the only person to die at a warehouse after party in Tacoma. Last August 17-year-old Billy Shirley III was shot and killed outside an after party about a mile away from where Bruce Price was found.

These deaths make it clear that the late night warehouse party scene has become a problem for the City of Tacoma. I’m all for people getting together and having a good time but when gatherings start to have body counts, something needs to be done.

At the time of this writing, the motive for the murder of Deymon Price is unclear and there are no suspect descriptions. As always, the comments section is for those who knew Deymon Price or have something to say about his death. I personally moderate the comments so any hate speak, threats, or other outright offensive comments will not be tolerated. This is a place for friends and family to share their remembrances if they want to.

Hopefully something is done about these warehouse parties and this is the last homicide like this I have to write up.

–          Jack Cameron

15 responses to “Fourth Tacoma Homicide of 2012: Bruce ‘Deymon’ Price

  1. Vanessa Campeau

    Deymon and I share an 11yr.old daughter. He will be missed.

  2. Deymon was a great guy. It’s too bad that people find the need to resolve arguments with guns. I hope they catch these cowards and they get what they deserve. On behalf of all his old friends he will be missed and Vanessa I’m sure that many of us would be more than happy to help out in any way we can. As for the rest of his family I’m sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  3. What Motorcycle club hosted the party???

    • The Global Grinders hosted the party. They are the same club that put on the party in August where Billy Ray Shirley, III was killed. The Tacoma Police Department says they are currently investigating this club and the legality of their activities.

  4. I was attempting to post this story to my page on facebook. I would like to inform you that the picture attached is not the Deymon Price that was murdered. Not sure how this happened and please remove it if you can. I am Deymon’s “Auntie A”. Thank you for monitoring the postings, because the TNT does not! People are so cruel! Again, thank you. Deymon was just walking to his car. The person that murdered him had been removed from the club earlier. Deymon had confronted him about beating up a man in a wheelchair.He assummed Deymon was with that group of people.I was told that there was no arguement. The killer pulled out the gun and just started shooting. My heart is hurting. It is one thing to loose a family member from an illness. But to loose a family member by cold blooded murder, it is soul wrenching!He had a good heart, he was a good person. Just got into a few bad situations. When he would leave my house, he would always give me a hug, say love you “Auntie A”, give me a kiss on my cheek. Wow…It will never happened again…RIP Deymon. You are greatly missed by all of your family. We cant belive your gone. Again thank you Jack.

    • The photo I posted was a mistake on my part. I was initially given bad information and did not double check it. I’ve since taken down the photo. Thank you for sharing and I’m sorry for your loss.

  5. The photo is still there. Please, please remove it.FYI… your time stamp is incorrect. Thank you.

  6. 1222AM 4/18/2012 I have shut down my computer,restarted, refreshed.The photo is still there.

    • I’m honestly not sure what how that’s happening. I’ve taken the photo off the post and deleted it from the server. There isn’t anything more I can think to do to get rid of it. I’ve also had other users look to see if they see the photo and they don’t.

      Rest assured that if you’re still seeing the photo, it is an isolated thing and it is not a widespread problem. And again, I apologize.

  7. Vanessa Campeau

    I have plenty of photos to share that show the real Deymon. The DOC picture being passed around the news is far from the man I know. My heart is trying to grasp the reality of this situation. I look into my daughters eyes and realize she will never see her daddy again.

  8. Bruce was one of my dearest friends I was going to go out that night but I decided to stay home and watch movies. I still have the text in my phone asking me what’s up homie you coming through? I hate to have to attend another service for a friend who lost his life behind violence. The loss of yet another black male who was in the process of changing his life is a reality here in Tacoma. We all need to come together and rally for a end to the violence that has taken far to many of our children’s fathers, mothers sons and so on. The harsh reality is we all probably grew up together or parents know each other. Wake up and let the ignorance end NOW…

  9. They have the killer booked in the Pierce county jail! Thank you Jesus!

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