Unsolved Homicide - 2016
Victim Tyrell Stokes
Tacoma Police detectives need your help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 29-year-old Tyrell Stokes.
At 2:08 a.m. on Sunday October 23rd, 2016, patrol officers heard approximately 20 to 30 gunshots coming from the area of the Opal Lounge, located in the 5200 block of South Tacoma Way in the City of Tacoma.
When officers arrived they found victim Tyrell Stokes inside the nightclub suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Outside the nightclub officers found two other men suffering from gunshot wounds. Stokes later died from his injuries.
Inside the bar there were over 50 witnesses actively fighting with each other and with police and fire as they attempted to provide medical aid to the victims. Many of the witnesses were uncooperative and refused to provide statements to investigators.
Detectives have learned at the time of the homicide the victims were attending a hip-hop record release party. Detectives are looking for any information on the suspect or suspects responsible for the shooting, and for any information on the circumstances that led up to the crime.
Receive up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charges filed for the person responsible in this case.