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No arrests, suspect information in fatal shooting of teen

Victim from Portland was found July 25 on a Federal Way street with several gunshot wounds.

Federal Way police do not have suspect information and no arrests have been made in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old on July 25.

The teen, from Portland, was found in the street near the 31700 block of 4th Avenue South with several gunshot wounds on Sunday, July 25, according to Federal Way Police. Police previously believed the victim was a man in his 20s.

Police are not releasing the victim’s name, said Cmdr. Kurt Schwan of Federal Way Police.

In the week following the fatal shooting, few details have been released by the department. Police do not know what led up to the shooting, Schwan said. In addition, no arrests have been made, nor has any suspect information been gathered.

There were a total of four homicides in Federal Way in July, including the July 25 fatalities. Additional homicides occurred on July 8, July 18 and July 30.

In an unrelated incident nearby, police blocked off the entrance to 14th Way South near SW 320th Street on July 26 to serve and execute a search warrant for an assault, Schwan said.

At about 2:39 a.m. July 26, officers responded to reports of a sex offense that involved a child. The 9-year-old victim was referred to the hospital and statements were taken.

Shortly after the call, officers responded to an address and found a man covered in blood. The vehicle drove off from the scene and upon checking its license plate, it had the same address as the sex offense case, the Mirror previously reported.

Officers conducted a welfare check and had one man detained. St. Francis Hospital staff called police to report a gunshot victim had arrived at the hospital.

It was later determined the gunshot victim, a 60-year-old man, was the suspect involved with the sex offense and had been shot by a 31-year-old relative of the 9-year-old victim.

After being released from the hospital, the 60-year-old man was booked into jail and the case has been referred the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review for review, Schwan said.


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