Wanted for Manslaughter
Pierce County Sheriff's detectives need your help to locate manslaughter suspect Brian D. Widland, 35. A felony warrant has been issued for his arrest for:
Manslaughter (1st degree)
Manslaughter (2nd degree)
Unlawful Possession of Firearm (1st degree, 2 counts)
Community Endangerment (1st degree)
In December 2021, Widland, who is a convicted felon, left a loaded, unsecured firearm in a child’s bedroom. An 8-year-old child subsequently shot a 2-year-old child in the head, killing him. Widland then fled the scene with the firearm.
Widland is known to frequent the South Hill, Puyallup and River Road areas.