Officials identify homicide victim in Fife motel shooting

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A 37-year-old man who was shot dead inside a Fife motel last month was identified by the Pierce County Medical Examiner on Friday.

Terrance Flowers died Jan. 28 of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to a news release from the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office. The man’s city of residence was unknown. The bureau ruled his death a homicide.

Fife Police Department officers were called to a motel in the 3100 block of Pacific Highway early that morning after a man called 911 and said he had been shot in a room. Police responded around 12:40 p.m. and upon arrival found Flowers with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Fire crews provided medical aid to Flowers, but he died at the scene.

Fife Police have not made an arrest in Flowers’ death. A representative from Fife Police was not immediately available to comment on the status of the investigation on Saturday.

When police began their investigation, Deputy Chief Dave Woods said officers didn’t have much to do but were reviewing surveillance footage and scouring the area for more information.

Peter Talbot covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. He started with The News Tribune in 2021. Before that, he earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University. While in college, he worked as an intern at NPR in Washington, D.C. He also interned for the Oregonian and the Tampa Bay Times.

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