West Seattle Crime Watch: Teenager arrested for stolen gun

Just in from Seattle Police, via SPD Blotter:

Police arrested a 16-year-old Friday in West Seattle after he reportedly showed off a stolen handgun to his friends before trying to ditch it near a school.

Just before 9:30 AM, police received a report that the suspect was showing off a handgun to a group of teenagers in the 8600 block of 24th Avenue SW and SW Cloverdale. According to a 911 caller, the suspect had flashed a handgun in his waistband, pulled out the clip and then pulled the trigger of the empty weapon.

Police notified nearby Denny Middle School and Chief Sealth High School about the incident and began searching for the 16-year-old. Within nine minutes of the initial call, officers found the gun stashed in some bushes in the 8400 block of 26th Avenue SW and discovered it has been reported stolen in Snohomish County. Police found and arrested the 16-year-old minutes later and booked him into the King County Youth Service Center for unlawful possession of a firearm.

12 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Teenager arrested for stolen gun"

  • Double Dub Resident June 10, 2016 (2:53 pm)

    How about unlawful possession of a STOLEN firearm?

    • Andy June 11, 2016 (4:15 am)

      As a life member of the NRA, I am a firm believer in the Second Amendment and the right of legal gun  ownership. However, I also am a firm believer in locking them in a secure gun safe. I sincerely wish people would take that responsibility seriously if they choose to exercise that right.

  • John June 10, 2016 (3:00 pm)

    Not to be pedantic, but the proper term is magazine, not clip. 

    • WSB June 10, 2016 (3:18 pm)

      If it’s blue blocked, it’s a direct quote, and this is how SPD wrote it …

  • Rick June 10, 2016 (4:44 pm)

    Guess they need remedial gun parts school then.

  • Seattlite June 10, 2016 (4:48 pm)

    Good grief…It’s like stolen guns and stupid people are everywhere you turn in Seattle.

  • they June 10, 2016 (4:56 pm)

    What a great opportunity to celebrate how lucky we are as a community that no one was hurt and that the trusted servants that we have charged with protecting us can now insure while protecting legal rights of gun ownership that this as well as all other future gun crimes send strong messages to the minor in this case and the parents of the minor so that peers will start to develop a mindset of ” I sure don’t want that type of penalty coming down on me” It won’t happen over night but this would be a great time to start. 

  • steve June 11, 2016 (9:08 am)

    Great police work!

  • Marty June 11, 2016 (12:23 pm)

    The consequences will be minimal…

  • Hillaryyes June 11, 2016 (3:56 pm)

    Dear John and Rick, 

          Thou art the dumb clucks. Especially you John with your high and mighty pedantics. The officer utilized the word clip in quotation marks because that is how the complainant/witness referred to it. The officer correctly utilized the term magazine when referring to the object later in the report narrative. So come down off of your high horse before the horse puts his hoof in your mouth.

  • Double Dub Resident June 11, 2016 (4:52 pm)


  • AJP June 12, 2016 (11:43 am)

    Sounds like the friends reported it. Good for them for doing the right thing!

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