One Dead, Three Injured In Sumner Motel Shooting

Police continue to investigate the incident.

UPDATE Mon., Dec. 17

The deceased has been identified as Rigoberto “Rigo” Daza of Madera, Calif., according to The Tacoma News Tribune. (Read more about the eye-witness accounts.)

Sumner Police Chief Brad Moericke confirmed that Daza was staying in the Sumner Motor Inn while working on the construction site at a nearby Costco.

Police have not released any new information at this time.


Sumner Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man dead and three others wounded.

The shooting occurred just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday at the Sumner Motor Inn, located in the 15400 block of Main Street.

Officers found a 23-year-old Hispanic man dead at the scene of apparent gunshot wounds. They also found a second man with a gunshot wound to his leg and a third victim with gunshot wounds to his arm and abdomen.  Both men are currently in stable condition at Tacoma General Hospital. The fourth shooting victim man at the scene received a gunshot wound to the abdomen and is currently in surgery due to life-threatening injuries. Sumner Police continues to investigate the incident along with the Pierce County Metro Crime Response Unit. East Pierce Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene. The names of the four men have not been released.

Patch will update this story as more information become available.

Leslie Blankenship December 17, 2012 at 08:05 AM
My heart goes out to the families of the victims. They are victims...simply gunned down by the many thugs taking over our country. Parents are terrified to let thier children walk the streets anymore. I highly doubt we will hear much more regarding this shooting. Sumner police investigating? Where is the yellow crime tape? Pretty quick investigation. I just hope we won't be hearing of another shooting soon involving the same 2 people in a small silver car with a spoiler....REALLY??
Lauren Padgett December 17, 2012 at 05:41 PM
There still isn't much information yet -- sounds like this could have been a random attack. My thoughts are with the families of the victims today...
California December 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Senseless shooting, he was only there to make money for his babygirl shes not even a year old yet and now we all will face these holiday without a great man a father, son, brother, and friend <\3 the pain we fill at this moment os unexplainable i hope we get justice for us all ...
Manuel December 21, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Just finished with my dear friend Rigo's funeral. A sad day for us, I hope they get the people who took Rigo from us and may they be brought to justice. RIP my friend, you will never be forgotten.
Nina January 25, 2013 at 01:14 AM
I cant believe your gone :(...there is not a day that passes by that I dont think of you forever in our hearts... until we meet again my dear friend!! MISS YOU!!!!


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