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Photo of a suspect in Tacoma murder released

The image of the suspect taken from the back of the cab does not accurately depict the color of the jacket.
(Photo: Tacoma Police Dept.)

TACOMA, Wash. -- Police released a photo of a suspect in the murder of a man who was found early Thursday morning on a street in Tacoma.

Tacoma police said they received several calls to report the sound of a gunshot around 5 a.m. in the area on South Montgomery near South 56th Street. The man was found bleeding in the street near a taxi cab.

Medics tried to help the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has not yet been identified.

Police did not provide any other details except to say that a homicide investigation was underway.

"It was subsequently determined that the suspect in the homicide matches the description of a similar suspect possibly responsible for other violent crimes in the area, wherein the suspect has been armed with a handgun," Tacoma police said in a news release Thursday night.

Police said the suspect is described as an unknown race male, approximately 5-foot-8 with a thin build, mustache, wearing a dark-colored jacket with a hood.

"Citizens are asked to be vigilant of the suspect and to report any suspicious activity by calling 911 immediately," police said in the release.