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3 arrested in fatal Federal Way shooting; gang rivalry blamed

A 19-year-old man was shot to death April 11, 2017, in Federal Way. (KOMO file photo)

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Police here have arrested three people in a shooting on April 11, 2017, that took the life of a 19-year-old man.

A police spokeswoman said investigators believe that the victim, Arturo Marcial-Alvarez of Kent, was targeted because he is in a rival gang. He was killed in a drive-by ambush near Pacific Highway South and Dash Point Road.

Court documents say he was shot five times near a bus stop and that five bullet holes were found in a cars nearby.

Court documents say a green van followed the bus on which the victim was riding. Multiple shots were fired when he got off the bus. The van made a U-turn and escaped.


Arrested were a 21-year-old man from Kent, who is being held on $1 million bail.

A 20-year-old woman from Seattle, Alondra Garcia-Garcia, has already been charged with rendering criminal assistance. She is a accused in court papers of driving the van and is being held on $750,000 bail.

A third person, 15-year-old boy from Burien, is expected to have a hearing in juvenile court on Thursday.



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