Family of Federal Way man killed in road rage shooting speaks out; claim police never reached out

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — The family of the man who was killed during a road rage incident on Monday spoke to KIRO 7, saying the person who was killed was 25-year-old Travis Santos. They say he was a person of faith with a big heart.

“This is somebody special. This is somebody’s son. Somebody’s brother. And they don’t care,” Travis’s mother, Rosalinda Moreno said.

“Always giving, giving, giving. Giving too much, you know. He would give his last money to the homeless out there,” his brother, Roman Garza, said.

They both claim Federal Way police never reached out to them about Santos’ death. They say they found out by watching the news. They then called police, even King County and Pierce County morgues to confirm that Santos had died.

“Nobody’s come to talk to my mom. We just want to know what’s going on. Just have regular answers, you know. Regular questions,” Garza said.

The family has set up a small memorial on the corner of 8th Ave South and 320th street, the location where the shooting happened. Moreno says it was a very difficult moment for her.

“And I will never see him again. And I was wondering if he died on this side, I was asking, or did he die on that side,” Moreno said.

They also say the person responsible isn’t facing charges at this time, which they say concerns them.

“But for him to just grab a gun and shoot him cold-blooded... why?” Garza said.

They hope the police reach out soon because they want answers and justice for Travis.

“It’s not just my son, it’s so many kids out there. Murderers are getting away with it and there’s no justice. Where is the justice?” Moreno said.

KIRO7 has reached out to Federal Way police on the case and the claims of Santos’ family and is still waiting to hear back.