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Federal Way Officer Fatally Shoots Man Outside Starbucks

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - A man was shot and killed by a Federal Way police officer Friday afternoon outside a Starbucks.

Police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said the officer was heading to the Starbucks for a break about 1 p.m. Schrock said the officer "noticed what she believed to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction" inside a car outside the coffee shop.

In response to the officer's commands one of the men started reaching for something underneath the seat, Schrock said. The officer continued yelling for the men to stop and to get out of the
car. When the man continued reaching underneath the seat, the officer fired.

The car was found abandoned at a nearby apartment complex; the driver was gone and the passenger was found dead inside the vehicle.

Police searched the area for the driver and have not found him.
      
      

      
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