The Crime Blotter: Independent investigation into officers who shot armed man in Federal Way

Sep 6, 2022, 4:19 PM | Updated: Oct 19, 2022, 4:35 pm


A man armed with a knife was shot and killed by police officers at the Federal Way Transit Center Sunday night.

According to the Federal Way Police Department (FWPD), officers were called to the transit center just before 9 p.m. after a man refused to get off a bus. Callers reported to 911 dispatchers that the man, a 54-year-old from Soap Lake, appeared to be under the influence and possibly suffering from a mental health crisis.

When the man exited the bus, police said he charged at officers with a knife, “forcing officers to respond with their service weapons.”

The man was shot and responding officers gave him first aid until medics arrived, before being pronounced dead at the scene.

No officers were injured.

A total of nine officers were involved in the shooting, and they are now on administrative leave, which is standard protocol.

The shooting is being investigated by the Valley Independent Investigation Team.

Woman killed in Federal Way shooting

A woman has died from her injuries after she was shot in Federal Way Monday night.

At 11:22 p.m., officers were called to reports of gunshots near the 4600 block of SW 320th St.

About 10 minutes later, as officers were searching the area, a 19-year-old woman with a gunshot wound arrived at St. Francis Hospital in a private vehicle. Medical staff treated her, but she died at the hospital.

Officers believe the shooting happened in the 32100 block of 46th Place SW. Investigators have not yet determined what led to the shooting or identified any suspects.

Detectives from the Federal Way Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section are helping with the investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Federal Way Police Department at 253-835-2121.

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Man shot in Everett park recovering in hospital

A man was shot at a park in Everett and police are searching for a suspect, according to the Everett Police Department.

At about 1 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a report of a shooting at Henry M. Jackson Park in the 1700 block of State Street.

When officers arrived, they found an injured man with non-life-threatening injuries.

The man was transported to a hospital and the incident is still under investigation.

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The Crime Blotter: Independent investigation into officers who shot armed man in Federal Way