Five days before Christmas 2021, 27-year-old Jason Arkell pulled into the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 1800 block of South 93rd Street. His friend in the passenger seat got out to retrieve tools from another vehicle. It was 12:16am when a Mercedes-Benz drove by Jason’s dark-colored Honda. Six minutes later, the Mercedes returned, both windows on one side rolled down and two gunmen opened fire on the Honda. Police would later find 17-20 bullet holes in the car. Jason’s friend thought he’d heard fireworks and had returned to Jason’s Honda to find it riddled with holes. One bullet managed to hit Jason under the right arm. This, the medical examiner would later determine was Jason’s cause of death. Jason Arkell is the thirty-second Tacoma homicide of 2021.