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Warrant issued in Federal Way shooting

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm with 1 Comment »
November 2, 2009 12:34 pm
Kareem Harris
Kareem Harris

A warrant has been issued for a 27-year-old man wanted for shooting his former boss at a Federal Way apartment complex last week.

King County prosecutors have charged Kareem Harris with attempted second-degree murder. Federal Way have been searching for Harris since Wednesday morning’s shooting but have not located him. The charge was filed and warrant was issued for Harris’ arrest Friday.

The 47-year-old victim, who was shot several times, was being treated for his injuries.

The shooting occurred just before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday inĀ  the 100 block of South 340th Street in Federal Way. There were reports of six gun shots fired, according to court documents. A dark-colored vehicle was seen leaving the area.

Officers arrived and spotted a dark-colored vehicle. The driver’s door was open and the driver’s side window broken out. An officer found a man lying a short distance away.

The gunshot victim identified himself and said Harris had shot him.

“(The victim) also stated that Harris told him that he was going to do this and that the dispute was over Harris getting fired from Milgard Windows in Fife,” charging documents state. “They had worked with each other.”

The victim had been in a supervisory role.

Two detectives went to the Milgard plant in Fife. An employee reported that Harris had worked for the victim as a day shift machine operator, charging documents state.

Harris was fired in May after he allegedly falsified his timecard. Another employee also was terminated, court documents state.

“(The victim) identified that the timecard fraud was occurring and his statement was used in a recent unemployment hearing,” charging documents state.

Court documents indicate Harris made threats to the victim and another man.

“He stated he kept a gun under his seat and not afraid to use it,” charging documents state.

Federal Way police warn that Harris should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him should call 911.

Harris is 6 feet 1 and 195 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. His last known address was in Puyallup. He’s been associated with a 2006 white, four-door Chrysler 300 with Washington license plate 657YOQ and a 1989 white, four-door Chevrolet Caprice with Washington license plate 187UBU.

Last week, Fife police told The News Tribune they had provided officers to the Milgard plant for security and to assist Federal Way police with their investigation.

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  1. interWOLFone says:

    Every employers worst nightmare. I hope the victim recovers from his injuries, and that this murderous scumbag, Harris, is apprehended post haste.

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