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Large disturbance on Rainier, juvenile arrested with gun

On December 23rd, at approximately 9:25 pm, South Precinct officers responded to a large disturbance in the 9000 Block of Rainier Avenue South.  Approximately twenty juvenile males were harassing customers and jumping on cars in the parking lot.  As the first officer arrived, a juvenile male began running away from the officer.  As the suspect was running, a handgun fell from his pants.  The suspect then picked it up and dropped it into a garbage can as he fled.  The officer pursued the suspect and caught him a short distance away.  The handgun was recovered by another officer.  The suspect, 16, is a convicted felon and was booked into the Youth Services Center for Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act (VUFA).