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Police officer shot in Washington state during domestic call

  • Law enforcement officers gather at Tacoma General Hospital, where a Tacoma Police officer was taken after being shot while responding to a call Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. Authorities say the officer shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call has died. Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says the officer was pronounced dead at the hospital Wednesday evening.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Law enforcement officers gather at Tacoma General Hospital, where a Tacoma Police officer was taken after being shot while responding to a call Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. Authorities say the officer shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call has died. Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says the officer was pronounced dead at the hospital Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • Law enforcement officers gather next to an ambulance at Tacoma General Hospital, where a Tacoma Police officer was taken after being shot while responding to a call Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. Authorities say the officer shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call has died. Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says the officer was pronounced dead at the hospital Wednesday evening.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Law enforcement officers gather next to an ambulance at Tacoma General Hospital, where a Tacoma Police officer was taken after being shot while responding to a call Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. Authorities say the officer shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call has died. Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says the officer was pronounced dead at the hospital Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

  • People stand behind the ambulance entrance of Tacoma General Hospital, where a Tacoma Police officer was taken after being shot while responding to a call Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. Authorities say the officer shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call has died. Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says the officer was pronounced dead at the hospital Wednesday evening.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    People stand behind the ambulance entrance of Tacoma General Hospital, where a Tacoma Police officer was taken after being shot while responding to a call Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. Authorities say the officer shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call has died. Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says the officer was pronounced dead at the hospital Wednesday evening. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)  (The Associated Press)

A police officer was shot multiple times in Tacoma while responding to a domestic violence call about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.

Tacoma police said on Twitter about 6 p.m. that officers were working an active call involving many agencies in the 400 block of East 52nd Street. Police asked people to stay away from the area.

Multiple news outlets reported the suspect was barricaded in a home with a weapon and that officers were working to arrest the suspect.

Police say the officer was taken to a Tacoma hospital but didn't give the extent of the officer's injuries.

No information was immediately available about the specific circumstances leading up to the shooting.