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The original item was published from 5/2/2022 12:06:45 PM to 5/21/2022 12:00:10 AM.

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Update on Sequim Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

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James Donald Luoma was released from medical care on Friday, April 29, 2022, and arrested at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle by Sequim Police.  Luoma was transported back to Clallam County and booked into the Clallam County Correctional Facility for Attempted Murder 1st Degree and Burglary 1st Degree.  Both are Class A felonies.  Luoma will appear in Clallam County Superior Court on Monday, May 2.

Originally released on April 28, 2022

On April 27, 2022, at about 5:52 PM, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of West Heritage Loop in Sequim after Peninsula Communications received several calls that reported hearing multiple gunshots and a woman screaming.  

When officers arrived, they found a 49-year-old female Sequim resident who had rushed out of her residence screaming for help and began running towards the officers.  The female was covered in blood and telling officers that someone was trying to kill her.

Officers then encountered James Donald Luoma, a 66-year-old Sequim resident who was armed with a handgun and bleeding profusely from his left hand.  Luoma immediately surrendered to officers without incident.  

According to witness statements, Luoma approached the victim at her residence and fired multiple shots at her.  The woman was not hit.  A struggle ensued and the victim was able to disarm Luoma and secure the handgun from him.  Luoma suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his left thumb and is currently being treated at a medical facility.  Charges are pending.

Both were residents of the neighborhood and known to each other.

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