Tacoma Police arrest missing High Violent Offender, 13-time felon convicted of shooting man

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FUGITIVE CAPTURED September 23, 2015 —
Alexander Riggs was arrested by Tacoma Police during a traffic stop and booked into the Pierce County Jail on Wednesday night.

Alexander Riggs, a.k.a. “Alexander Rix,” is wanted by Tacoma Police and the Department of Corrections.

He is classified as a High Violent Offender.

He is currently on probation after getting out of prison for shooting a man multiple times in the arm, abdomen and legs in 2010. The victim told police he suspected the shooting stemmed from his relationship with Riggs’ girlfriend. The case was originally charged as Attempted Murder with a Firearm. Riggs was convicted of Assault 2 and was sentenced to 63 months in prison. He got out and now is wanted for Escape from Community Custody which means he is not following the terms of his release and supervision.

“He`s shot one person multiple times. We want him extremely bad, mainly for the safety of everyone out there,” says Tacoma Police Ofc. Loretta Cool.

He has a crescent moon tattoo on the right side of his neck, a red heart on the left side of his neck and lots of tattoos on his arms and shoulders.

His criminal history includes 13 felony convictions for assault, narcotics possession, burglary and possession of stolen property.

He is 5’9 175 lbs.

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