Second Tacoma Homicide of 2018 Jawuan Swift


It was 2:30am on Wednesday January 17th. Two men wearing dark clothing with their faces covered kicked in the door of one of the apartments of a four-plex in the 600 block of South Steele Street. At least one of them was armed. Inside the apartment 24-year-old Jawuan Swift was asleep with his 23-year-old girlfriend. Their five-year-old son was also asleep at the residence. Jawuan got up after hearing the door being kicked in. He exited the bedroom and was shot. The robbers also stole money before leaving.

Jawuan’s girlfriend called 911, but first responders were unable to revive Jawuan after doing CPR. Jawuan Swift becomes the second Tacoma homicide of 2018.

Jawuan was a graduate of Franklin Pierce High School and graduated Tacoma Community College in 2014 where he studied childhood education. He was very interested in sports and loved helping children learn. He wanted to be a teacher.

It is impossible to overstate how devastating the sudden loss of a loved one can be. This is especially true when the person is literally taken from you in your own home. My thoughts are with Jawuan’s friends and family.

Police believe that Jawuan knew the people who murdered him. They have not made any arrests at this time. Anyone with knowledge of this incident is encouraged to call that Tacoma Crimestoppers at 253-591-5959.

As always the comments section is monitored and reserved for those who knew Jawuan and want to share any thoughts of memories of him.

– Jack Cameron

5 responses to “Second Tacoma Homicide of 2018 Jawuan Swift

  1. Miss you cousin. I LOVE YOU always and forever. 😓💔💔

  2. You.will be missed by many. I always appreciated you helping me to understand what my son is going through and what the future holds, so so very sad for your family and kiddos. Watch over them as I know you will. Prayers for all that have been affected by this tragedy. May you forever rest in peace 💔

  3. Rest in Peace to Jawuan, I have wonderful memories of Jawuan’s amazing athletic abilities when he played for the Central Hornets. Jawuan was so quick on the field. He made some many people smile, he was great at everything he did. My condolences to the Swift family, wishing for Justice for Jawuan!


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