Arrest made in Dec. shooting of man at Federal Way strip mall

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Federal Way police announced Friday the arrest of a suspect in the Dec. 8 shooting death of a man at a Federal Way strip mall.

The 39-year-old Tacoma man is accused of shooting and killing 20-year-old Ruvim Stukov during a carjacking at The Crossings shopping center.

The suspect was identified through the use of surveillance footage, from businesses and the city, and several pieces of physical evidence.

The suspect has been charged with murder in the first degree.

Police said Stukov was shot and killed in the parking lot of a strip mall near Enchanted Parkway South in Federal Way on Dec. 8.

Police were called to the 1400 block of South 348th Street at 9:47 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found Stukov in the parking lot with gunshot wounds. Federal Way officers and medics tried to save the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Federal Way police said in a news release it appeared the shooting was not random and Stukov was targeted.