Suspect injured in officer-involved shooting in Federal Way

27-year-old male suspect opens fire at police; transported to hospital in unknown condition.

A suspect who opened fire on police was injured during an officer-involved shooting in Federal Way Thursday evening.

Police responded to an armed robbery at The Commons Mall at approximately 4:45 p.m., and located the suspect’s vehicle leaving the area, according to Commander Kurt Schwan.

Officers conducted a traffic stop, when one of the occupants in the vehicle opened fire on police near the 1800 block of S. 333rd St., he said. Three police officers returned fire and shot the suspect.

Police secured the scene, called for medics and began administering life-saving measures to the suspect. They also located a firearm at the scene.

The 27-year-old male suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center and the extent of his injuries is currently unknown, Schwan said.

None of the officers were injured.

The Valley Investigation Team will independently investigate this incident. The three involved officers will be placed on administrative leave, per the standard Federal Way Police Department procedures in these types of incidents, he said.

The Mirror will update this story when more information becomes available.

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