Law enforcement officials responded to reports of a shooting just before 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 25. Photo courtesy of South Sound News

Law enforcement officials responded to reports of a shooting just before 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 25. Photo courtesy of South Sound News

Man, 45, fatally shot in Federal Way near Mirror Lake

A 22-year-old man, the suspected shooter, has been detained, police say.

A 45-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday morning, Jan. 25 in a neighborhood about half a mile north of Mirror Lake.

A 22-year-old man, the suspected shooter, has been detained, according to the Federal Way Police Department.

Around 7:30 a.m. in the 200 block of SW 305th Street, law enforcement officials responded to reports of a shooting.

The department has released few details so far. Information on what led up to the shooting, and what the suspected shooter’s motives were, are “unknown at this time,” said Cmdr. Kurt Schwan in an email early Wednesday afternoon.

Police say there is no threat to the community stemming from the incident.

The shooting is the first known homicide of 2023 for Federal Way, Schwan confirmed.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Northwest

This photo, shared by Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell on Twitter, shows officers working at the Feb. 4 gun buy-back event in Federal Way.
Federal Way gun buy-back event nets 190 no-longer-wanted firearms

Goal to reduce the number of guns in the hands of people who don’t want or shouldn’t have them.

Allan Thomas, former Drainage District 5 commissioner and Enumclaw dairy farmer, walks away from the Western District of Washington federal courthouse in Seattle. He was sentenced Feb. 3 to 2.5 years in prison for his part in stealing more than $460,000 in taxes from locals. Photo by Ray Miller-Still, Sound Publishing
Enumclaw’s Allan Thomas gets 2.5 years in prison for tax fraud scheme

Former Drainage District 5 commissioner and his wife were convicted of stealing more than $460,000

The DESC Crisis Solutions Center, 1600 South Lane St., is the region’s only voluntary crisis facility resource. Courtesy photo
King County voters to decide on $1.25 billion mental health levy

The proposal includes a robust investment in the region’s mental health care infrastructure.

t
New affordable housing development coming near Star Lake

The development includes 334 units in Federal Way near Kent border

t
Male pedestrian killed Jan. 16 in Federal Way identified

Man’s father lives in Kent; police say the suspect driver returned to the scene

File photo
Renton man sentenced to prison on federal drug distribution charges

Prosecutors say the man was involved with a drug trafficking group connected to the CJNG cartel.

Since she spent her birthday in the hospital, Columbia Bank held a gift drive so Vivan could celebrate her recovery after she got healthy. Contributed photo
Enumclaw mother urges AED laws after daughter suffers sudden cardiac arrest

A quick-thinking substitute and a readily-available AED saved Vivan Pearlman’s life.

Most Read