Monthly Archives: October 2020

13th Tacoma Homicide of 2020: Alfred T. Nelson

In the early morning hours of June 6th, about 40 minutes after police found David Eugene Johnson dead from gunshot wounds in the 5500 block of South Washington Street, police were called to a vehicle in the 700 block of Huson where they found two more men suffering from gunshot wounds. The 42-year-old driver had non-life-threatening injuries. His 18-year-old passenger was 18-year-old Alfred T. Nelson. He was already dead when the police arrived. Police were able to link them to the original crime sense where Johnson lost his life. Alfred T. Nelson is the thirteenth Tacoma homicide this year.

I wasn’t able to find much about Alfred online. I’m sad to see that yet another teenager has been murdered. When we lose people not even out of their teens yet we lose all the possibilities of who and what they can be. They never even had a chance to show us. Any loss of life is a tragedy, but the loss of a child is especially painful.

As always, the comments section is moderated and reserved for friends and family of Alfred who want to share thoughts or memories of him. If you have a photo of Alfred that you’d like me to include in this article, please email me at jackcameronis@gmail.com 

– Jack

12th Tacoma Homicide of 2020: David Eugene Johnson

In the first hours of Saturday, June 6th, police received calls of shots fired in a parking lot in the 5500 block of South Washington Street. There was a small crowd of people there when they arrived. Twenty-eight year old David Eugene Johnson was in the crowd. He’d been shot. He died shortly after they arrived becoming the twelfth Tacoma homicide of 2020.

Though the crime was months ago, I was able to find very little about the events or aftermath of this homicide. It was also difficult to get much of any information about David as his name is about as common as my own.

Just a couple of years ago twelve homicides would have been our total for the year. Now we reach that in half the time. As of this writing, David’s murder remains unsolved and the details of his death remain sketchy.

As always, the comments section is moderated and reserved for those who knew David and who want to share thoughts or memories of him. If you have a photo of David Eugene Johnson that you’d like me to include with this article, email me at jackcameronis@gmail.com.