State Patrol seeks witnesses to State Route 167 shooting near Auburn

Passenger in Toyota Highlander reportedly fires at Honda Accord driver

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning, Aug. 27, along State Route 167 in Auburn.

At about 3:25 a.m., a man called 911 to report he was shot at while driving southbound near Ellingson Road, according to an Aug. 28 State Patrol news release.

The man told troopers he was traveling in his 2019 grey Honda Accord when a dark grey Toyota Highlander passed him and then brake checked him. He proceeded to pass the Toyota at which time the Toyota sped up and passed him again and the fired a handgun at his vehicle. He was not injured.

The man described the driver of the Toyota as a middle-aged bald Asian man and believed it was the right rear passenger that fired at his vehicle.

State Patrol detectives are seeking witnesses that may have been in the area or anyone with information on the vehicle or the suspect. Contact detective Franklin Olsen at