Washington double homicide suspect may be involved in third fatal shooting

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The suspected shooter of a double homicide in Tacoma, Washington, could be responsible for a third fatal shooting nearby, Fox13 reported.

Paul Snider allegedly killed two men Monday morning near 80th and Hosmer Street near Bass Pro Shop.

Snider is being held at the Pierce County Jail and has several charges pending against him, including aggravated murder for the double homicide. During his arraignment, the prosecution said Snider could face more charges on another case.

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Following his arrest for the double murder, court documents said Snider “admitted being present at another murder that occurred earlier this year. That earlier murder had the victim shot in the head.”

The documents further stated that detectives familiar with the earlier murder knew the shooter “had been identified as ‘Paul’.”

The court documents said a suspect was caught on a Bass Pro Shop security camera exiting the trailer, and “a suspected muzzle flash was seen on the video.”

In addition, at least two home cameras gave a clear picture of what the suspect was wearing and who to look for. According to the documents, detectives used the surveillance video to identify Snider as a suspect and arrested him just hours after the fatal shots.

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Tacoma Police Department Officer Shelbie Boyd said community videos and photos play an important role in solving these crimes. She urges people to continue providing that information to the police.

“I can’t say how many cases have been solved by community members and their home monitoring systems,” said Boyd. “That one little piece of evidence — someone who walks by your camera and just feels wrong, or maybe it’s around that time — that could be that one little link we need to help a family end .”

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Prosecutors said Snider had previous convictions, including one for residential burglary. They said he has had nine dealings with law enforcement and has been booked at least six times in the Pierce County Jail.

Snider’s next double-murder trial is scheduled for December 21.

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