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Suspect shot, killed by King County SWAT member in Federal Way

Law enforcement was involved in a shooting that caused closures on I-5 in Federal.

FEDERAL WAY, Wash — An investigation is underway following a police shooting off of an Interstate 5 ramp in Federal Way near 317th Street Wednesday morning.

The newly appointed King County Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall gave an update on the police shooting Wednesday afternoon.

Cole-Tindall said the King County Sheriff's SWAT team was trying to execute a warrant just before the shooting. The suspect was shot and killed by a SWAT team member, according to Cole-Tindall. No law enforcement officers were injured in the shooting.

The Valley Independent Investigative Team (VIIT) will lead the investigation into the shooting and the events leading up to it, according to Cole-Tindall.

VIIT is a multi-agency law enforcement oversight team created to investigate incidents involving law enforcement officers.

According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson, the exit ramps from northbound and southbound I-5 to S. 317th Street were blocked until around 7:30 p.m.

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