The Federal Way Police Department said the man had been threatening two other men with a gun before officers arrived.
One man was shot and killed after he pointed a gun at two Federal Way police officers late Monday night, police said.
According to the Federal Way Police Department, the man threatened two other men with a gun at South 316th Street and Pacific Highway South about 10:30 p.m., and police were called.
Two officers were nearby and arrived quickly, police said. The man pointed the weapon at the officers, who both “simultaneously fired their service weapons,” according to a police statement early Tuesday.
The man, who will be publicly identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, was declared dead at the scene.
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The officers, who were not injured, have been placed on paid administrative leave while an investigation into the shooting is conducted by the Valley Investigation Team.