The shooter suspected in a double homicide in Tacoma, Washington may be responsible for a third fatal shooting nearby, Fox13 reports.
Paul Snyder allegedly killed two men near the Bass Pro Shop at 80th and Hosmer streets Monday morning.
Snyder, who is being held in the Pierce County Jail, is pending multiple charges, including aggravated murder, for the double murder. During his testimony, the prosecution said Snyder could face more charges in a different case.
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After he was arrested for the double murder, court documents state that Snyder “admitted to being present in another homicide that occurred earlier in the year. In that earlier homicide, the victim was shot in the head.”
The document also states that detectives familiar with earlier homicides knew the gunman was identified as “Paul.”
Court documents state that one of the suspects was caught on the Bass Pro Shop’s security camera exiting the trailer and “a flash of a suspect’s face can be seen on the video.”
Additionally, at least two home cameras gave a clear idea of what the suspect was wearing and who to look for. Detectives used surveillance video to identify Snyder as the suspect, arresting him hours after the fatal shooting, documents said.
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Tacoma Police Department Officer Shelby Boyd said community videos and photos play an important role in solving these crimes. He urged the public to continue submitting that information to the police.
“I can’t tell you how many cases have been solved from community members and their home surveillance systems,” Boyd said. “That little bit of evidence—someone walking up to your camera that just feels kind of wrong, or maybe it’s around that time—may be that little link that we need to help a family get some closure.”
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Prosecutors said Snyder had prior convictions, including one for residential burglary. They said he has had nine encounters with law enforcement and has been booked into the Pierce County Jail at least six times.
Snyder’s next court hearing in the double-murder case is scheduled for Dec. 21.