19-year-old killed in freeway shooting


Staff writer

Dee Anthony Davis of Federal Way was killed and two other people were wounded Saturday morning on State Route 167 when his vehicle was hit by several bullets in an apparent chase stemming from a fight, according to Auburn Police.

Police were hoping to have the suspect, a man, in custody Monday evening.

Davis, 19, and two passengers were involved in a fight at an apartment complex in Pacific late Friday night, according to Cheryl Price, spokeswoman for the Auburn Police.

After the threesome left in Davis’ SUV, the suspects followed and, while traveling down SR-167, shot at the victims, according to investigators. Davis apparently died at the scene, but as of Monday, an autopsy hadn’t been performed by the King County medical examiner.

After the shooting, Davis’ northbound SUV suddenly veered across the freeway’s median and the two southbound lanes and stopped in some brush. The vehicle didn’t hit any other vehicles, police said.

The State Patrol was called to the scene at about 12:15 a.m. Price said troopers thought they were responding to a traffic accident, but when they arrived, the passengers said they had been shot. A female passenger was released from a hospital Saturday, Price said. A male passenger apparently was still at Harborview Medical Center Monday.

Auburn Police were called shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday to take over the investigation. The State Patrol’s crime lab is assisting.

Police were searching for at least two people they believe were involved in the shooting. They were also looking for a semi-automatic weapon that can fire more than 20 rounds based on the casings found at the scene and bullet holes in the vehicle, Price said.

The victim’s vehicle was in police custody Monday while investigators searched for evidence.

Staff writer Mike Halliday, 925-5565,

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