Skip to comments.Police say man shot by Federal Way officers responsible for slaying of 4
Posted on 04/23/2013 6:02:58 AM PDT by marktwain
FEDERAL WAY, Wash.
Police said a man shot and killed by officers in Federal Way first shot and killed his girlfriend and then fatally shot three men at an apartment complex.
Investigators said they believe the series of slayings began with a domestic violence incident in which the man first fatally shot his girlfriend in the head at their shared apartment in the complex. He then left their apartment armed with a shotgun.
Once outside the apartment he encountered two men. Police said he shot both of them.
The resident of another apartment in the building, a 62-year-old man, walked out of his apartment, saw what was happening, told another neighbor to call 911, and went back inside.
Police said the suspect fired a shotgun to breach the apartment door and then shot the man, killing him.
About 9:35 p.m. on Sunday, Federal Way police officers responding to a report of suspicious circumstances arrived to the sound of gunfire at the Pinewood Village Apartments in the 33300 block of 18th Lane South.
Officers said they saw a man carrying a shotgun exit a stairwell and commanded him to stop and drop the gun.
Police said as the man continued to advance, officers fired at him in attempt to get him to stop.
Wounded, the gunman ran to the parking lot and fell near the bodies of the two men he had shot. As the officers approached, they saw the man reaching for a handgun that was on the ground, investigators said.
When the man continued to ignore commands to stop and kept reaching for the gun, several officers fired at the man, killing him, police said.
The suspect and both victims in the parking lot were confirmed dead by medics.
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“He then left their apartment armed with a shotgun.”
Joe Biden should be thrilled.
“None of the victims were armed. “..
Article didn’t say but, who had the handgun out in the parking lot that the perp was trying to get to when cops shot him? The perp was carrying a shotgun. Somebody must have been armed OTHER THAN the perp.
The most notable thing I learned about Federal Way is that it has an elevated crime rate for some reason.