Shooting leads to police chase ending in Federal Way



FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Officers took a man into custody after a shooting that led to a police chase and crash in Federal Way Saturday afternoon.


According to Trooper Cliff Pratt of the Washington State Patrol, the incident started near the Tacoma Dome with a shooting.


A man pointed a gun at a driver and fired multiple shots at him. Police said the driver was not hit, but the fired shots struck his vehicle.


Authorities told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News the incident involved road rage.


“We’re still talking with the victim as to how this whole thing started. We assume it was a road rage incident that went bad, obviously,” said Pratt.


The shooter took off northbound on I-5 where officers then pursued him.


The police chase exited on eastbound Highway 18 to State Route 167 where the shooter turned around and went back up to Highway 18 to northbound I-5.


The next exit was at South 320th Street to Military Road.


Police said the pursuit ended with a crash on South 349th Street and 32nd Avenue South.


Officers took the shooter into custody, and troopers told KIRO 7 he was driving under the influence.


The victim was located at the McDonald’s at 2302 South 320th Street in Federal Way, and troopers found three bullet holes in his vehicle.