Federal Way man pleads not guilty to killing wife in Kent

Shooting in July at shopping plaza also injured Kent man

A 46-year-old Federal Way man pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder for reportedly fatally shooting his estranged wife and injuring her male friend last month in Kent.

Ignacio Cisneros entered the pleas Monday in King County Superior Court at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. He is set to return to court Aug. 13 when attorneys are expected to ask for more time to prepare the case. He remains in custody at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle with bail denied.

Prosecutors charged Cisneros with killing Alla M. Chikh, 34, of Federal Way, and wounding a 64-year-old Kent man, when he allegedly shot them at about 10:47 p.m. on July 11 in the 12900 block of SE Kent Kangley Road at the Marketplace at Lake Meridian shopping center.

Cisneros turned himself in at the Kent Police station on July 15. He didn’t make any statements to police about the case.

Cisneros reportedly shot Chikh in the head and the man in the neck after walking up to the white 2014 Cadillac Escalade driven by Chikh. He had used his Toyota Camry to block the path of the SUV in the parking lot. Witnesses said Cisneros initially walked up to the SUV and after a bit of yelling between the parties, he returned to his car to get a gun. He walked back to the SUV, fired three to five shots, then got back in his car and drove away.

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