Two Federal Way Police officers shot and killed a man while responding to a fight between two adult brothers in a mobile home park on Saturday night, police said.
Officers were dispatched to Camelot Square mobile home park in the 3000 block of South 288th Street at 5:40 p.m. and were informed one of the brothers was armed with a knife.
When police got there, they found a 21-year-old man armed with several knives. The man confronted the officers, who were outside, and “made a statement about wanting to die,” police said. He moved toward them and two officers responded simultaneously by firing at him, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fearing for their safety before police arrived on the scene, members of the family had locked themselves in a room. They were helped through a window when officers arrived.
The officers who fired have been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation’s outcome, which is standard procedure, the department said.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.