Man shot and killed during road rage incident in Federal Way, police say

A 35-year-old man was shot and killed in a road rage incident Monday afternoon in Federal Way, according to police.

Federal Way Police told FOX 13 News that officers were called to the report of a hit-and-run just after noon to S. 320th St. just a few blocks west of Pacific Hwy S.

Authorities said the crash evolved into a road rage incident and the two vehicles involved stopped in the middle of the street.

Police said one of the people involved grabbed a gun from a vehicle and shot a 35-year-old Federal Way man who later died.

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It was not immediately known if anyone was taken into custody.

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S. 320th St. was closed in the area of 8th Ave. S. while detectives processed the scene. No further details have been released.

Several people witnessed the shooting.

"I’m shaking right now. I’m a nurse. So, I just couldn’t believe. Because when the guy moved to the ground, and I saw his skin color, I knew he was gone. And I was like from what? It looked like road rage to me. From simple fight to what? Why did he fire," said Margaret Brooks.

Brooks tells FOX 13 News she saw the entire incident through a window.

"The guy who shoot, was like standing looking at what he did, like, he couldn’t believe what he has done. It was split seconds from the fight to the homicide," she added.

Just last week, the Mayor of Federal Way, as well as several other South King County leaders, signed a letter addressing the violence and crime in their communities.

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