http://www.komonews.com/news/local/88775062.html Officer collapses dead after police shooting incident By KOMO Staff STORY Print Twitter Facebook Summary The driver of a stolen car was shot by officers after he rammed three patrol cars early Sunday in Federal Way, and a responding officer later collapsed dead at the scene, police said. More local news Story Published: Mar 21, 2010 at 2:22 PM PDT Story Updated: Mar 21, 2010 at 2:23 PM PDT File photo Comments*(17) FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - The driver of a stolen car was shot by officers after he rammed three patrol cars early Sunday in Federal Way, and a responding officer later collapsed dead at the scene, police said. The bizarre incident began when officers were called to check out a suspicious vehicle parked in the 33300 block of 26th Avenue SW at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle, a dark-colored Lincoln SUV, was backed into a spot with two people asleep in the rear. Police blocked it in with spike strips after determining that it was a stolen vehicle. Suddenly the two occupants of the vehicle awoke and jumped into the front seat, and the driver started the engine. Officers ordered the two suspects to get out of the vehicle, but they ignored the commands, said Federal Way Police Chief Brian J. Wilson. The driver put the SUV in gear and rammed a patrol car, then hit a second police car and a third as the suspects fled the scene in the vehicle, Wilson said. Two Federal Way officers opened fire as the SUV sped away, hitting the driver in the arm. The vehicle was quickly found, parked nearby. The driver was found hiding in the carport of a nearby residence, with a bullet wound to his arm, and was taken to Harborview Medical Center. The driver was identified as a 17-year-old Hispanic male with an extensive criminal history. The other suspect fled from the scene on foot and is still at large. As police were investigating the incident in the aftermath of the shooting, Federal Way officers set up a perimeter around the crime scene. At about 6:45 a.m., one of the perimeter officers was found collapsed in his patrol car. Officers and medics started CPR on the officer, but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at about 7:20 a.m. The officer's cause of death is unknown at this time. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. A preliminarily investigation shows no sign of foul play; however, a comprehensive investigation is under way. The officer's identity was not released, but officials said he was 35 years old and was a 4 1/2-year veteran of the Federal Way Police Department. The officer also had four years of police experience before coming to Federal Way. He was a member of the Air National Guard, beginning in 1994. He is survived by his wife and two children. Their third child is due in May. Officials said the two Federal Way officers who opened fire on the suspects were not hurt. They have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation, in accordance with standard procedure. One officer was hired in 1999 and has over 12 years of municipal law enforcement experience. The other was hired as an entry-level officer in 2007 and has about 2 1/2 years of law enforcement experience. He is an Army veteran with seven years of military service. The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Renton Police Department.