30-year-old Jimmy Arevalo was at house party in the 2000 block of South 29th Street on Saturday night. In the early hours of Sunday morning a stranger arrived in a light colored SUV. Witnesses say that he wasn’t known to them but may have arrived with someone else. Jimmy and the stranger got into some sort of argument that ended when the stranger pulled out a gun and shot once into the ground and multiple times into Jimmy Arevalo.
As of this writing, no one has been arrested and no suspect has been identified. It is thought that Jimmy did not know his killer. This marks the eighth homicide in Tacoma this year. Typically we are closer to twelve or thirteen by this point in the year. Not that a lower crime rate does anything for the grieving families of those who are taken from us.
As always, the comments section is reserved for those who knew Jimmy to share whatever they want to share about Jimmy and his life.
Here’s hoping Jimmy’s killer is caught and caught quickly.
UPDATE: Police have made an arrest in the killing of Jimmy Arevalo.
– Jack Cameron