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Man Wanted for Firearms Violation Arrested, Handgun Recovered

Police arrested a 23-year-old man wanted for a firearms charge during an operation in South Seattle early Thursday.

Around 6:30 a.m., members of the Seattle Police Department and Bellevue Police Department SWAT team conducted an operation in the 8400 block of Rainier Place S related to a drive-by shooting that occurred in Bellevue in May.

As the occupants were called out of the residence, officers at the scene recognized one of the subjects as being wanted for his involvement in a shooting at an Aurora Avenue club on June 11 where one man was injured.

Detectives from SPD’s Gun Violence Reduction Unit (GVRU) and Community Violence Task Force (CVTF) were called to the scene and obtained a separate search warrant for the area of the house where the suspect lived. A loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol and ammunition were recovered.

During the second search, detectives also located four plastic handgun receivers created by a 3D printer.

Detectives confirmed the suspect was a convicted felon and prohibited from being in possession of a firearm.

The suspect was transported to the King County Jail and booked for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

This arrest is yet another example of the collaborative and focused work of the GVRU and CVTF to get wanted individuals and firearms off the streets.