The drama unfolded just after 2 a.m. Saturday when seven or eight men got into a bar fight at the Caf Arizona, located at 2012 S. 320th St., across the street from the Commons Mall, said Cathy Schrock of the Federal Way police.
Security personnel removed the men from the bar, and two of them ran away from the scene as two other men chased after them.
The two suspects who were chasing caught up with the first two just north of the Denny's restaurant and attacked them, stabbing one of the men, Schrock said. The two suspects then fled the scene in a Ford Mustang.
Police and medics arrived on scene just after 2:15 a.m. and found that the stabbing victim had also suffered a serious head injury, possibly from being struck by the suspects' car.
Medics tried but could not save the injured man, identified as a 34-year-old SeaTac resident. He was pronounced dead at about 2:45 a.m.
Police are now looking for the suspects and their vehicle, described as a green 2001 Ford Mustang, with Washington license plate AHV4931.
One of the suspects was described as Hispanic man about 5-feet-6-inches in height and weighing about 170 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. The second suspect also appeared to be Hispanic but no further information was available.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 911 or contact lead detective K.C. Krusey at 253-835-6895 or email him at Kristopher.Krusey@cityoffederalway.com.