Three juvenile suspects were arrested last night after police responded to reports that they threatened and pointed a gun at employees of a hookah bar located in the 200 Block of 12th Avenue South.
At 10:00 pm last night, East Precinct officers responded to reports that three juveniles, one armed with a gun, had threatened people. Officers arrived and contacted the victims. They told officers that they had removed the three juvenile suspects from the hookah bar because they recognized they were underage and were not allowed inside. The employees then went outside and were confronted by the three suspects. The suspects were standing in the street and one of them pointed a hand gun at the employees, threatening them. The employee called 911 and the suspects fled.
Officers saw the suspects fleeing and gave chase. The suspects were found hiding in a stairwell a few blocks away. The victims positively identified the suspects, and they were arrested. The gun was not located. The 14-year-old suspect who witnesses stated had the gun was booked into the Youth Services Center for Investigation of Assault and Harassment. Officers attempted to contact the parents of the two 15-year-old suspects, but were unsuccessful. The boys were transported and released to the Spruce Street Inn until their parents could be contacted.