Teenager Arrested for Assaulting Asian Couple in Tacoma

April 3, 2021

TACOMA, Washington—Earlier this week, a video of a Korean couple being assaulted in Tacoma went viral on Instagram and Facebook.

Tacoma Police Department released a statement on April 2, 2021.

“Tacoma, Wash. – On March 31, 2021, shortly after midnight the Tacoma Police Department took a report regarding a video seen on social media of what appeared to be an Asian male and female being assaulted. The Tacoma Police Department requested information from the public regarding this incident.

On April 1, 2021, a family member of the victims shown in the video contacted the Tacoma Police Department and it was determined the crime occurred November 19, 2020 around 4:45 p.m. between the 1600 and 1800 blocks of S. Verde St. The 56-year-old male victim had not known video had been recorded of the incident.

Today, a 15-year-old male was taken into custody for this assault. The male was charged with Assault 2nd Degree.”

According to Jackfroot, the 15-year-old male has been identified as Jericho Tyler.

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