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Stolen Firearm Recovered, Vehicle Involved in Shooting Found

A traffic stop in Downtown recovers a stolen firearm and a vehicle involved in a shooting that occurred in the Chinatown International District.

The November 22nd shooting involved two subjects that sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds near the intersection of 13th Avenue South and South Lane Street. Police obtained surveillance footage showing a white Jeep SUV used by the suspects to arrive in the area and then flee from the location.

Just six days later, West Precinct patrol officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle with no plates that matched the description of the suspect car.

The occupants were identified and later asked to exit the vehicle since it matched the description of the vehicle involved in the previous shooting incident. During the investigation, a firearm was observed to be underneath the driver seat.

Officers completed a routine record check of the firearm and it returned stolen out of Mountlake Terrace.

The 24-year-old male suspect driver was arrested and booked into King County Jail for possession of a stolen firearm and violation of the uniformed controlled substance act. The other two male subjects were released at the scene.

The firearm and vehicle were submitted into evidence in connection with the November shooting incident.

GVRU detectives will continue to be the lead in these investigations.