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“Man with a Gun” Call Leads to Recovery of a Stolen Handgun & a Wanted Man Arrested

Two men were arrested for felonies and a stolen handgun was recovered following a citizen who called 911 to report “a man with a gun” in a park in West Seattle.

On Saturday, August 10th at approximately 4:22 p.m. officers responed to High Point Drive SW and SW Bataan Street for the report of a group of males in a park to the east with a handgun.  Officers arrived on scene and detained eight subjects while they investigated further.  The officers recovered a handgun that upon further investigation turned out to be stolen.

A 21-year-old male suspect was subsequently booked into the King County Jail for being a convicted felon illegally in possession of a firearm and also for possession of stolen property (the handgun).

A second suspect, a 20-year-old male, was booked into the King County Jail on an active felony warrant for escape.

The rest of the subjects were interviewed and released pending further investigation.