Family and friends created a memorial for Ruvim Stukov in the Federal Way Crossing parking lot where he was killed on Dec. 8. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Family and friends created a memorial for Ruvim Stukov in the Federal Way Crossing parking lot where he was killed on Dec. 8. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

‘Heart of gold’: Man shot, killed in Federal Way Crossings identified

Police are still searching for the suspect, who also reportedly stole the man’s car after the Dec. 8 shooting.

The 20-year-old Mountlake Terrace man shot and killed in Federal Way on Dec. 8 has been identified.

Ruvim Stukov, 20, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. His death was ruled a homicide.

A GoFundMe fundraiser created by a family member states Stukov “had a heart of gold, displaying acts of selflessness, love and positivity anywhere he went.”

The page states he was a “loved and valued member” of Salvation Baptist Church in Edgewood. The church is located about three miles south from where Stukov was killed in the Federal Way Crossings on Dec. 8.

Family members state he devoted his free time to the musical ministry and Sunday school.

In under a day since its creation, the fundraiser has collected over $62,000 in donations to meet at $65,000 goal.

Around 9:47 p.m. Dec. 8, Federal Way officers responded to the 1400 block of South 348th Street for reports of a shooting.

Officers and medics attempted life-saving efforts when they found Stukov, but he died at the scene.

Police say Stukov and an unknown suspect were involved in a dispute which escalated to gunfire. Police believe the suspect stole Stukov’s vehicle as the vehicle is seen leaving the scene immediately after the shooting.

On Dec. 10, Stukov’s vehicle, a 2019 Toyota Camry, was located in Tacoma and recovered, said Cmdr. Cary Murphy of FWPD. Detectives are processing the vehicle for evidence, Murphy said.

Anyone with information about the shooting should contact the Federal Way Police Department at 253-835-2121.

This is the 11th homicide in Federal Way this year.


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Dozens of flower bouquets and candles remain at the site of Ruvim Stukov’s memorial in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Dozens of flower bouquets and candles remain at the site of Ruvim Stukov’s memorial in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Raindrops cover a photo of Ruvim Stukov, surrounded by flowers in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Raindrops cover a photo of Ruvim Stukov, surrounded by flowers in Federal Way. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

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