Man killed in road-rage shooting identified

Police initially said the victim was 35 years old; medical examiners confirm the man killed on Aug. 8 was 25-year-old Ignacio Travis Santos of Federal Way.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man killed last Monday in a road-rage shooting in Federal Way.

Ignacio Travis Santos died from a gunshot wound to the torso and his death was ruled a homicide. Though police reports initially stated the victim was 35 years old, medical examiners confirmed Santos died at age 25 on Aug. 8.

Shortly after noon Aug. 8, police responded to reports of a hit-and-run collision near 8th Avenue South and South 320th Street, Cmdr. Raymond Bunk of Federal Way Police previously told the Mirror.

The collision evolved into a road rage incident where the two involved people stopped in the middle of the roadway and got into a physical altercation, Bunk said.

During the altercation, a person retrieved a firearm from a vehicle and fired the weapon at Santos. Despite life-saving efforts by first responders, Santos died at the scene as a result of the shooting.

Police had a person in questioning, Bunk said. Due to the ongoing investigation, police are not calling this person a suspect at this time.

As of Aug. 15, police do not have any updates on the case.

After Santos was identified by medical examiners, police were in contact with members of the Santos family throughout the day on Aug. 9 and set up a meeting with his father for the following day, said Cmdr. Kurt Schwan of Federal Way Police.

The meeting was then rescheduled until Aug. 11. At the re-scheduled meeting, investigators met with Santos’s father and half-brother, Schwan said, adding that Santos’s father was made the family liaison and will be contacted when future information is released.

The Mirror has reached out to Santos’s family for comment.