JBLM Soldier Shot and Killed at Party, Deputies Search for Suspect

June 20, 2022Hannah Ray Lambert
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Army Sgt. Emmett Leviticus Moore, a native of East Point, Georgia, was shot and killed June 18, 2022, at a party in Parkland, Washington. Photos courtesy of Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Michael Förtsch/Unsplash. Composite by Coffee or Die Magazine.

Deputies are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier Saturday, June 18, during a house party in Parkland, Washington.

The soldier has been identified as 22-year-old Army Sgt. Emmett Leviticus Moore, a native of East Point, Georgia. Moore was a member of 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division.

“It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Sgt. Moore,” Lt. Col. John C. Tisserand, 1-14 Cav battalion commander, said in a statement provided to Coffee or Die Magazine. “This is an extremely difficult time for the Warhorse family. Our primary mission now is taking care of the family members of our fallen Soldier.”

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived, they found Moore inside the house with a gunshot wound. Deputies attempted to administer first aid, but Moore died at the scene.

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Deputies from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office stand outside a home in Parkland, Washington, where a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Army sergeant was shot and killed June 18, 2022. Pierce County Sheriff’s Office photo.

Deputies said a male suspect, whom they have not publicly identified, fled the scene right after the shooting. Both Moore and the suspected shooter were attending the party, but deputies have not said what might have led up to the shooting.

Saturday marked a particularly violent night in Parkland; less than four hours after Moore was killed, another man was shot and killed about a mile and a half away at a motorcycle party being held at a storage facility, according to the sheriff’s office.

Pierce County, like much of the country, has seen soaring crime rates lately. According to Seattle news station KIRO 7, the deaths Saturday bring Pierce County’s homicide total to 17 so far this year. There had been eight murders as of the same time last year.

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Hannah Ray Lambert
Hannah Ray Lambert

Hannah Ray Lambert is a former staff writer for Coffee or Die who previously covered everything from murder trials to high school trap shooting teams. She spent several months getting tear gassed during the 2020-2021 civil unrest in Portland, Oregon. When she’s not working, Hannah enjoys hiking, reading, and talking about authors and books on her podcast Between Lewis and Lovecraft.

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