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Federal Way Police fatally shoot man during domestic violence call

A man with a knife came out of the front door and rushed the officers on Nov. 16, according to police.

The Federal Way Police Department reports that officers fatally shot a man Thursday evening (Nov. 16) while responding to a domestic violence call after he rushed them with a knife.

Officers were dispatched to a residence at 8:06 p.m. amid 911 calls reporting sounds of domestic violence. The officers arrived to the 4000 block of Southwest 337th Street a few minutes after the call. Before they had a chance to contact the source of the disturbance, a man with a knife came out of the front door and rushed the officers, according to police.

After the man did not comply with commands, officers fired. The man was hit and police began to administer aid, according to police. Medics arrived and treated the man, but eventually pronounced him deceased.

The man is tentatively identified as 43 years old and a resident of the address where the officers were responding.


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