FW police shoot man during a domestic violence dispute

The suspect received non-life-threatening injuries.

Federal Way police officers shot a man after he was involved in a domestic violence situation while holding a gun.

At about 5:45 a.m. July 7 at the Kitts Corner apartments, 1201 S. 336th St., officers were dispatched to a domestic violence situation with shots fired that ended in the alleged perpetrator being non-fatally shot by officers, according to Federal Way Police Department Cmdr. Kyle Buchanan. The shot suspect was a 42-year-old male with an Orting address.

According to Buchanan, the 911 caller said the suspect was trying to break into the apartment she was in through the rear patio while possessing a firearm. Buchanan said when officers arrived on the scene, they witnessed the suspect still at the rear patio holding a firearm. During the encounter, two officers discharged their weapons, shooting the suspect, Buchanan said. Subsequently, officers rendered aid to the suspect before he was transported to Harborview Medical Center, Buchanan said.

The suspect was expected to survive his injuries, and according to Buchanan, no officers or victims were injured. Additionally, Buchanan said the officers were placed on administrative leave per department policy. Buchanan said the Valley Independent Investigation Team responded and is investigating the incident. Buchanan said any further questions should be directed to VIIT due to Washington state law limiting FWPD’s involvement.