Troopers arrest suspect in I-5 Federal Way shooting

Washington State Patrol have arrested a suspect who they say was involved in a shooting on Interstate-5 in Federal Way 

The incident began on March 19 when the victim was approaching SR 99 from S. 348th Street when a white Dodge Charger cut them off. 

The driver of the Charger then followed the victim onto I-5 north and fired several rounds at the victim's car, WSP said. The driver then sped off down I-5. 

 "Through a witness who observed this, the Charger was apparently being chased by a gray car.  That was the one that was actually observed firing the weapon.  That (victim) was in between the gray car and the white Charger that was being most likely targeted," said Trooper Rick Johnson with Washington State Patrol.

Thankfully, no one was injured. 

23-year-old Roman Culver was arrested in Portland in connection to the shooting. 

Culver, of Covington, was also had a warrant out for his arrest for first-degree assault and carjacking from another incident in August. He is also wanted for several other crimes in Washington, according to troopers. 

When the U.S. Marshal's Service and the Pacific Northwest Violent Offenders Task Force attempted to arrest Culver, he rammed police vehicle and attempted to run over an officer, according to WSP.

The officer Culver tried to run over fired a shot in defense, which hit Culver in the neck. Culver is currently hospitalized. 

This shooting was the 17th shooting that WSP has investigated on King County freeways this year alone. 

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