The SWAT team with the King County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed a man they were seeking to arrest for a felony assault on Wednesday.
At about 10:23 a.m. Wednesday, deputies located the man in the area of the Federal Way Library and attempted to arrest him.
The man fled the scene in an SUV after he “intentionally” struck several deputies’ patrol cars, according to the Valley Independent Investigation Team, which is handling the case.
Law enforcement chased the man and was able to stop the SUV in the area of South 317th Street and 28th Avenue South.
Investigators said deputies tried to arrest the man but encountered a “lethal threat” and deputies fired their weapons.
The man died at the scene after lifesaving measures were performed, according to investigators.
No deputies were injured.
Washington State Patrol troopers closed the Interstate 5 off-ramps to South 317th Street in Federal Way due to the incident.
Chopper 7 flew over the scene, showing law enforcement vehicles that were circled around an SUV resting against a barricade.
The investigation is ongoing.
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