Saturday Night Shootout in the Central District

A 16-year-old boy was arrested after exchanging gunfire with another group of men in the Central District late Saturday night. Luckily, no one was injured.

From the SPD Blotter:

On June 26th, at approximately 10:38 PM, East Precinct officers responed to several 911 calls of gun shots heard in the neighborhood of 28th Avenue and Jefferson Street.  A vague description of the suspects was provided. Officers contacted several people in the area, however no victims were located, nor was any property damaged.  During the course of the investigation it was determined that several people had been hanging around near the park.  For reasons that remain unknown, one of the individuals in the group pulled out a handgun and fired approximately 3 -4 shots.  Immediately after that, an unknown person in the group returned fire, shooting an additional 2-4 shots.  The entire crowd, as well as both suspects, fled the scene.  Some left in vehicles while others fled on foot.  Officers arrived within a minute of the call and were told by a nieghbor that one of the suspects had fled eastbound on East Jefferson.  A suspect was contacted in the 500 Block of 30th Avenue.  None of the complainants or witnesses were available to identify the possible suspect, so he was interviewed and released from the scene.    A Metro King County deputy observed a person matching the suspect description behind a bush at 30th Avenue South and South Washington Street.  He stopped the suspect at 28th Avenue South and South Jackson.  Officers went back to the bushes at 30th and Washington and located a loaded revolver. The gun was recovered and placed into evidence.  The 16 year old male suspect was arrested.  He was transported to the East Precinct where he was interviewed and released to the custody of a relative. A total of three suspects , all males,  were located, contacted and interviewed.  Detectives will be responsible for the follow up investigation.