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Police Seize Two Guns, Arrest Teen On Capitol Hill

East Precinct officers recovered two handguns and arrested a 17-year-old Monday evening after receiving a report about a dispute involving a firearm in a Capitol Hill parking lot.

Just before 9 PM, officers responded to the 1400 block of East Republican Street and contacted two men inside a vehicle. The driver took off running, and police quickly found a handgun under his seat. Officers also contacted the passenger, a 17-year-old male, in the vehicle, and recovered a firearm from underneath his seat. The second handgun was previously reported stolen in Bremerton.

In addition to being 17 and unable to legally possess a handgun, the 17-year-old is also a convicted felon, prohibited from possessing firearms.

Officers booked the 17-year-old into the King County Youth Service Center and continue to search for the driver of the vehicle, who left his shoes behind in his flight from police.