A 911 call about a disturbance near Garfield High School lead officers to recover a stolen handgun and arrest an 18-year-old on a gun law violation and for investigation of stolen property. Here are the details from the SPD report on the Friday early evening incident:
On May 20th, at approximately 5:15 PM, East Precinct officers responded to a 911 call from Garfield High School concerning a disturbance involving a handgun. The caller stated that there was a large group of young people in a disturbance and talk of a gun was overheard. Two officers were driving past the location when the call was broadcast. They immediately spotted the suspect and another person involved in an argument. As the officers were detaining the two indviduals, the caller reported further that one of the individuals had thrown a gun nearby. Another officer recovered the handgun. The gun, a .357 revolver, turned out to be stolen.
The suspect, an 18 year old male, was positively identified and arrested. He was later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of VUFA and Investigation of Possession of Stolen Property.