The shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at South 316th Street and Pacific Highway South outside the Elephant Car Wash.

Federal Way police shoot, kill armed man at car wash | UPDATE: man identified

An armed suspect died Monday in an officer-involved shooting in Federal Way.

The shooting occurred around 10:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at South 316th Street and Pacific Highway South outside the Elephant Car Wash. Federal Way police responded to a 911 call who reported seeing a man pointing a gun at two men.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday afternoon identified the suspect as 33-year-old Robert James Lightfeather.

When officers arrived, Lightfeather pointed the weapon at them, and both officers fired at the same time, according to Federal Way police.

Lightfeather was pronounced dead at the scene. He died of multiple gunshot wounds, according the medical examiner’s office.

The officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, and an investigation is being conducted by the Valley Investigation Team.

More information will be reported when available.

More in News

Metro revises timeline for RapidRide bus expansion

After originally aiming to build 20 additional fast-service bus lines on high demand routes by 2040, King County Metro has changed its construction timelines and put 13 of those projects on hold.

Halloween happenings to scare hunger in Federal Way

Enjoy a free Halloween display, pumpkin patch and fall foilage festival.

Jailbreak: Cities criticize Federal Way’s decision to leave SCORE

Federal Way mayor responds sharply to criticism leveled at that decision by partner cities.

Rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain divides King County Council

In a recent interview, Councilmember Kathy Lambert blamed Fain’s accuser for the alleged rape. Then Lambert’s colleagues distanced themselves from her comments.

Mother of man fatally shot by Federal Way police files lawsuit against city

Suit claims man was experiencing a mental health episode and not a danger to others.

Longtime community volunteer starts nonprofit to help families, students

Organization helps with diapers, student expenses.

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald
Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder, developer, and philanthropist struggled with cancer for decades

Most Read