Federal Way officer fires shot at carjacking suspect

A Federal Way police officer fired a shot at a carjacking suspect who rammed a patrol car with a stolen vehicle late Friday. Photo courtesy of Federal Way police

A Federal Way police officer fired a shot at a carjacking suspect who rammed a patrol car with a stolen vehicle late Friday.

The officer checked on a suspicious vehicle around midnight Friday in a parking lot at 11th Place South and South 320th Street, according to Federal Way police.

The driver of the stolen vehicle saw the officer and drove away, striking the police officer’s patrol car in the process. The officer fired one shot, according to Federal Way police. The officer was not injured.

Several people fled the vehicle on foot, and police ended up detaining a 16-year-old Seattle girl and an 18-year-old Kent male with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his arm. The male has been booked at the SCORE jail and faces a charge of first-degree assault against a police officer. The girl was released to family and is not facing charges at this time, according to police.

Komo News reports that the vehicle had been stolen in a carjacking Aug. 16 at the Redmond Transit Center. In that case, a man and two women had stolen the vehicle from the victim at knifepoint.

The Federal Way officer who fired the shot has been placed on paid administrative leave, and the Valley Investigation Team is handling the case, according to police. This story will be updated when more information is available.

A Federal Way police officer fired a shot at a carjacking suspect who rammed a patrol car with a stolen vehicle late Friday. Photo courtesy of Federal Way police

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