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Detectives Arrest Suspects Wanted in Connection with October Drive-By Shooting

Seattle Police Gang Unit detectives continue to follow up on a drive-by shooting that occurred in late October and have made two arrests of suspects in the last few weeks.

On the afternoon of October 24th, officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area of 24th Avenue South and South Dearborn Street.  Witnesses described seeing a male running and exchanging gunfire with someone in a black sedan.  During the course of their investigation, detectives determined that a group of individuals had robbed a victim of his cell phone and then shot at the victim’s friends as they were fleeing the scene.  Detectives have been attempting to identify those suspect involved.

On December 4th one of the suspects was arrested in Kent and charged with drive-by shooting and unlawful possession of a firearm.

On Tuesday, December 18th, a second suspect, an 18-year-old male,  was located and arrested in Burien.  A handgun was recovered during the arrest.  The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.