FEDERAL WAY — Police found heroin and syringes but no weapon in the car in which a man was shot to death by a Federal Way police officer.
Auburn police are investigating and have identified the dead man as 21-year-old Maksim I. Mayba. The man suspected of driving the car, 21-year-old Gregory Barrager, was arrested on drug and eluding charges.
The Seattle Times reports court documents identify the officer as Stacy Eckert, a nine-year veteran.
She was walking to a coffee shop Friday when she noticed two men who appeared to be making a drug deal in a car.
Auburn police spokesman Mike Hirman says when the passenger appeared to be fumbling with something under the seat, Eckert feared he was reaching for a weapon and shot him twice.