Eleventh 2017 Tacoma Homicide: Jeremy Martin


38-year-old Jeremy Martin returned home in 1400 block of South 37th Street around 1:30am on December 5th . Jeremy was shot multiple times shortly after arriving home. Someone in a large puffy coat was seen leaving the home shortly after the gunshots. That person got into a waiting vehicle and left. Jeremy was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he died hours later becoming the eleventh homicide this year for the city of Tacoma.

This is the extent of information available on the last hours of Jeremy Martin. I had waited in the hopes that more information would come to light, but sadly, none has. Pierce County Crime Stoppers is offering $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for this murder. Anyone with information on this murder is asked to call 800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous.

Jeremy would have turned 39 on Christmas Day. In a Facebook post made less than a month before his death, Jeremy wrote: “If I die tommorrow I did everything I said I was gonna do except a couple of things lol!” It’s clear that Jeremy did his best to live his life to the fullest. It is tragic that his life has been cut short.

Killings where there is nearly no information are in some ways the most heartbreaking. For most, this is merely another homicide in a city that has about a dozen homicides a year. But for family and friends, especially during this season, their world has changed in a way not thought possible. It simultaneously feels unreal and all too real. The lack of information about something so personally catastrophic can be maddening. Jeremy Martin now lives in their memories. His friends and family have my deepest sympathies.

As always, the comments section is moderated with each comment needing approval and is reserved for the friends and family of the victim to share thoughts or memories of Jeremy with the rest of us.

Here’s hoping this is the last of the Tacoma homicides for 2017.

– Jack Cameron

4 responses to “Eleventh 2017 Tacoma Homicide: Jeremy Martin

  1. Patricia L Locks

    R.I.P jeremy we knew jeremy haven’t talked to him in awhile for reasons but sure hope they catch his killers so sad prayers for his family in texas

  2. Sharon: "Jeremy's Mom"

    Thank you so much for recognizing our Beloved Jeremy. I am his mother. His brutal murder broke my heart…the family’s heart. Hardly a day goes by that we don’t think about him, talk about him, laugh at a funny memory…Cry. Our Lives are forever changed, but we rest in the Peace of GOD. “For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed. ” Luke 8:17

  3. I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Jeremy Martin aka Texas that is what my boyfriend and I called him. Texas and I shared the same birthday good ol Christmas babies. My boyfriend used to always make fun of how me and texas acted alike stuck in our ways lol….. the day after Texas was taken from this world I went into labor with with my now 3 yr old son… so it was only fitting to give him your middle name… his name is Loyal Christopher Lee Simmons. Wish you got a chance to meet him…
    me and bubba will forever remember you and we talk bout you often you forever live in our heart 100

    • Love this so glad you did this God bless you me and Jeremy have history from Texas and we went through some things but this right here just really gave me a peace I thought I found. I hope that he lives through your son in some kind of way. Rip Jeremy

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