A Sunday night 911 call alerted police to a man with a gun near 21st Ave and E Cherry. According to the SPD report, below, the suspect ran and tried to ditch the gun — officers caught up with the 19-year-old and found the pistol he had tried to get rid of by throwing the loaded gun onto the roof of a convenience store. Full report from SPD on the incident is below.
On May 8th, at approximately 8:00 PM, witnesses called 911 to report that there was a man holding a gun in the area of 21st Avenue and East Cherry Street. The witnesses descibed the man as a black male and provided a clothing description. East Precinct officers arrived immediately and located a possible suspect matching that description. The suspect had his hand across his body inside his jacket. Officers ordered the man to show his hands. The suspect turned and ran. During the foot pursuit, one of the officers observed the suspect throw a gun onto the roof of a convenience store at the corner of 23rd Avenue and East Cherry Street. The officers were able to catch the suspect about a half block later and take him into custody. The witness was brought by the scene and positively identified the suspect as the one he saw with the gun. Officers were able to retrieve a loaded .380 semi auto pistol from the roof of the store. A check of the gun showed it was a reported stolen gun from Auburn. The 19 year old male was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of VUFA and Possesion of Stolen Property.