Federal Way man charged with murder in ‘unprovoked’ fatal shooting

Patrick Tables Jr., 22, is accused of killing Andre Davis, 19, in Federal Way in July 2021.

A Federal Way man is accused of pulling up beside a 19-year-old driver and shooting him repeatedly in Federal Way on July 30, 2021, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Patrick Tables Jr., 22, was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm on June 7. Tables Jr. is in custody and being held on $4 million bail. His arraignment is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 21 at the Maleng Regional Justice Center.

The killing was “unprovoked,” wrote Senior Deputy Prosecutor Donald J. Raz in the charging documents.

At about 8:30 p.m. July 30, 2021, police responded to reports of a deceased man in an overturned silver Mercedes-Benz with bullet holes near the 35600 block of 21st Avenue SW in Federal Way, according to charging documents.

Moments before, Federal Way Safe City Cameras reportedly captured a Chevy Impala pull up alongside a silver Mercedes-Benz sedan driven by 19-year-old Andre Davis, which was stopped at the intersection.

The driver of the Impala — later identified as Tables — is allegedly is seen reaching across a female in the passenger seat, and firing an AR-style handgun multiple times at the Mercedes-Benz, according to charging documents.

Cameras show Davis’ car accelerates before crashing into two trees and a traffic light utility box, then rolling, documents stated. The Impala speeds away on SW 356th Street.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Davis died from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide. Davis suffered gunshot wounds to his head, chest, upper right shoulder and left leg.

According to an obituary for Davis, he was a “fiercely protective big brother to his younger sister and brother. As well as to his mother, family, and friends. Andre was a young man with such a big kind, caring loving heart, and would always be a supportive listening ear to his friends and family when they needed someone to talk to.”

His favorite meal was well-seasoned fried chicken, baked beans with ground beef, and baked macaroni and cheese with a glass of fruit punch, his obituary states. He loved Air Jordan 1 sneakers, listening to Nipsey Hussle and playing NBA 2K.

The following month, detectives located a Chevy Impala matching the description of the involved vehicle at a Federal Way apartment complex in early August 2021, which was registered to Tables Jr.

After searching and seizing the Impala, detectives found two Blackout rifle fired cartridge cases that were consistent with the type of gun used in the homicide, documents state.

When reviewing his Snapchat and social media accounts, detectives found photos of AR pistol and a magazine similar to that captured in the Safe City camera footage posted just before and a few days after the killing, documents state. In messages, Tables Jr. allegedly said he was attempting to sell both the Impala and an AR pistol.

In Aug. 2021, Tables Jr. was held at the Washington County Jail in Oregon for unrelated crimes during which he made 18 calls to a cellphone that detectives determined to belong to him. The recorded phone calls captured his phone calls with a female, who is believed to be his girlfriend, and Tables Jr. allegedly told the female he was “concerned that he was being investigated for the Federal Way homicide,” documents state.

Investigation into the second cellphone found it was in close proximity to the homicide scene at the time at the July shooting, documents state.

After the shooting, Tables Jr.’s online search history allegedly shows he searched for 300 Blackout pistol extended and drum magazines both the day before and the day of the shooting. He also searched for news reports of the shooting over 20 times over the following week, with the first search being less than 20 minutes after the fatal shooting of Davis, documents state.

Tables Jr. has a criminal history of three adult felonies and four juvenile felonies, including first-degree robbery and possession of a stolen firearm, among others. He has pending charges in King County Superior Court for identity theft, vehicle prowling, theft, and unlawful possession of a firearm.