Kent man suspected of killing ex-girlfriend in Federal Way arrested in Oregon

  • Monday, November 27, 2017 2:27pm
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Federal Way Police are seeking extradition of a 22-year-old Kent man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend in Federal Way on Friday night.

The suspect was taken into custody early Sunday by Lake Oswego, Ore., police and placed in a detention facility in Oregon, according to the Facebook page of the Federal Way Police. Police said he was found in a vehicle similar to that seen at the crime scene outside of a smoke shop in the 32900 block of First Avenue South.

At approximately 8:25 p.m. Friday, the suspect approached the woman, 22, while she sat in a vehicle with another man at the strip mall on First Avenue, according to Federal Way Police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock. Schrock said the Federal Way woman had reportedly told other people she feared her ex-boyfriend was following her and had asked the man to go with her that night.

The suspect shot the woman through the window before fleeing in a black Honda-type vehicle with silver rims. Paramedics transported the woman to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she died from her injuries.

Schrock said the man was taken into custody in Oregon on an unrelated charge.

Once extradited to King County, the man is expected to be charged with murder, according to Federal Way police. The man’s identity will be released after he is charged in King County.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet released the name of the woman.

• The Federal Way Mirror contributed to this article.

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