A woman was shot to death in front of her home Monday while her 5-year-old daughter was nearby.

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A 40-year-old Pierce County woman was shot to death in front of her home Monday while her 5-year-old daughter was nearby.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Jerry Bates said Tacoma police arrested a 19-year-old man. They believe he was upset over a “bad breakup” with the woman’s teenage daughter.

Bates said the suspect also forced his way into the family’s home in the South Hill neighborhood and shot a dog inside.

The mother was driving home Monday morning when the man confronted her as she was leaving her car. She was shot several times.

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The detective said the 5-year-old was in the back seat of the car and wasn’t hurt.

The woman’s husband and teenage daughter were not home at the time.

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