On the afternoon of March 10th, 61-year-old Sarann Suong was heading to her apartment she shared with her son in the 1800 block of South 82nd Street. Her son was a troubled 30-year-old. His behavior had resulted in five previous felony convictions. Once, after he choked her, she got a restraining order against him. But family is family. It wasn’t uncommon for Sarann to yell at her son. It seemed like the only way to get through to him at times. But on March 10th, Sarann did not even have a chance to take off her backpack. Once she walked in her front door, her son who had been sitting on the couch with a knife, attacked her, stabbing her in the face and neck.
Neighbors called police after hearing Sarann’s scream. When police arrived they found Sarann Suong dead becoming our fifth Tacoma homicide this year. Her son was found a short-time later with bloody clothing and in a clear dissociative state. He’s been arrested and charged with first degree murder.
As always the comments section is moderated and reserved for those who knew Sarann and want to share thoughts or memories of her. One of her other children has started a GoFundMe Campaign to help cover the costs of her memorial. The link is here.
*A personal note, I accidentally omitted this homicide in my coverage of Tacoma homicides. This was not on purpose. My apologies to the friends and family of Sarann for not correcting this oversight sooner.