Eric Contreras: Cops say he ambushed, shot — and killed — young father at party

contrerasWANTED IN PIERCE COUNTY –
The hunt is on in Pierce County for a wanted gang member – and accused killer.

Eric Contreras is wanted for murder in Pierce County.

Contreras is accused of gunning down 21 year old Victor Zaldivar, seen above in a photo with his baby daughter.

Detectives say Contreras shot Zaldivar at a party near Puyallup on Saturday.

Zaldivar’s family and friends buried him Thursday.

“In this particular case, the victim was ambushed, shot, and killed,” says Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer. “Mr. Contreras is very dangerous. He did this intentionally. We want to make sure that we get him taken off the streets before somebody else gets hurt. We don’t want anybody to contact him. If you know where he is, he is considered ‘armed and dangerous’, so we want you to call Crime Stoppers and make sure nobody else gets hurt.”

Detectives say after the deadly shooting, Contreras went home and washed a load of laundry which his mom said was unusual, then left and never showed up for work.

If you know where he is, call an anonymous tip into:

CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers

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