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Woman shot, killed in Lakewood home invasion

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LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- A reported robbery and shooting is now a homicide investigation after firefighters found a woman dead inside a Lakewood apartment.

Lakewood Police Lt. Chris Lawler said officers responded about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday to Union Crest Apartments in the 14900 block of Union Avenue SW.

A man called 911 and said his 36-year-old daughter, Melissa Williams, was shot during a robbery, and that firefighters found her dead.

Her father said two men entered the apartment to rob the people inside.

One of the suspects with a gun was in the father's room, while the other man was in another room with his daughter, he told police.

He then heard a gunshot, and the suspects fled on foot.

Police haven't identified a motive.

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