48-year-old Steven Anthony Haggard, who went by Tony, was in his truck in the parking lot of the Jack In The Box in the 5200 block of Tacoma Mall Blvd. on the last Saturday morning in February. An unknown Black male in his late 20s or early 30s approached him on foot. He had black hair worn in braids or dreadlocks pulled into a pony tail. The sides and back of his head was shaved. He may have had a black eye from some previous altercation.
Tony and this man got into an argument that ended when the man shot Tony. He then drove off in Tony’s truck leaving him to die. Steven ‘Tony’ Haggard is the third homicide victim this year in Tacoma.
Because this is an unsolved homicide not a lot is known about the exact motive for the murder. What is known is that Tacoma has lost someone who was known for his generosity and willingness to help others out. His daughter, Kendra has lost a father. And we’ve all lost a world in which Tony is still a part of the future.
Haggard’s family was not wealthy and a GoFundMe campaign has been set up in his name to help pay for funeral costs and other expenses.
CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Tony’s killer.
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– Jack Cameron