Man shot, robbed while selling marijuana | Federal Way police blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log.

Sept. 10

Elderly man in street: At about 2:25 p.m. near the 34000 block of 1st Place S., officers responded to a wellness check at Panther Lake Apartments for an elderly man who was laying on the side of the street. When officers arrived, several neighbors said they believed the man was either hit by a car or assaulted. None of the neighbors witnessed anything, however some did report hearing suspicious noises. The man on the ground was responsive, but appeared confused. He did not know what happened, or if he had been hit or fallen down. The man had very minor injuries and was instructed to call police if he had any memory of the incident or wanted to report the incident. He was transported to St. Francis Hospital for further evaluation.

Sept. 11

Truck stop thieves: At about 10:15 a.m. near the 33100 block of Pacific Highway S., an unknown suspect(s) entered Ernie’s Federal Way Truck Stop and stole cigarettes and cash while the employee was asleep in his car.

Gunman at Walgreens: At about 5:46 p.m. near the 34008 block of Hoyt Road SW, a call came in about a man with a gun at the Walgreens threatening people. Employees locked themselves in the back of the store. When on scene, the officer deployed their rifle and met an employee who told the officer several people were trying to steal liquor. A citizen who lawfully possessed a firearm confronted the would-be thieves, who then dropped all of the merchandise and fled the scene. The vehicle’s plate number provided did not match the car that was being driven by the suspects. Case is closed.

Sept. 12

Robbed at gunpoint: At about 11:09 a.m. near the 3000 block of Pacific Highway S., a victim was robbed in a parking lot at gunpoint by three subjects, who stole the person’s money and cell phone.

Man hit by car: At about 9:06 p.m. near the 36100 block of Pacific Highway S., officers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision. A transient male was struck by an unknown vehicle, which did not stop after striking him. The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center.

Sept. 13

Shooting victim found: At about 6:57 a.m. near the 28000 block of Military Road S., a passerby reported an unknown male found in the left turn lane of the roadway with visible injuries. Further investigation revealed the man had been shot. The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.

Sick threats: At about 10:52 a.m. near the 1900 block of S. 314th Street, a Walmart manager reported that an unknown male called the store and made threats. The man stated that he has the flu and was going to shop at Walmart without wearing a mask. He said that he has a gun and that if anyone tells him to put a mask on, he will start open firing inside the store. He did not identify himself and there was no phone number listed. Police informed the manager to notify employees not to enforce the mask rule for the remainder of the day.

Sept. 14

Weed sale goes south: At about 6:48 p.m. near the 34515 block of 9th Avenue S., officers responded to St. Francis Hospital after a man was dropped off by a friend with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The man reported he was selling marijuana nearby and was robbed by unknown suspects. During the robbery, one of the suspects pointed a firearm at the man at which point the man grabbed the firearm. One shot was fired by the suspect, striking the victim.


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