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Man killed at Federal Way Transit Center

At 3:25 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Federal Way Transit Center, at 23rd Avenue South and South 317th St., police responded to a shooting. - Jacinda Howard/The Mirror
At 3:25 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Federal Way Transit Center, at 23rd Avenue South and South 317th St., police responded to a shooting.
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At 3:25 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Federal Way Transit Center, at 23rd Avenue South and South 317th St., police responded to a shooting in which a 19-year-old man was killed.

A suspect and a male victim were involved in a verbal altercation on the transit center platform, police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said. The suspect then fired shots at the victim. There was one shooter but an unknown number of suspects, Schrock said.

On Saturday, a King County judge set bail at $1 million Saturday for the suspect of the fatal shooting of 19-year-old De’Von Lamont Winston-Parks. Parks was transported to Harborview Medical Center on Thursday with serious wounds and was later pronounced dead. The suspect, a SeaTac resident, is not being named because charges have not been filed.

A large perimeter around the transit center was set up and a K-9 team was dispersed from the location. Several witnesses were taken in to be interviewed.

"At this point, we don't have any association (between the suspect and victim)," Schrock said.

The incident closed down a portion of 23rd Avenue South for approximately one hour. Buses continued to drop patrons off at stops outside the transit center's immediate area, leaving the location congested.

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