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Video: Seattle Police Arrest 12-year-old, 13-year-old Boys After Carjacking at Gunpoint, Pursuit

Seattle police have arrested a 12-year-old boy and 13-year-old boy after they stole a car from a woman at gunpoint, tried to steal a car from a man at gunpoint and then led officers on a chase before trying to run away.

On Feb. 13 at about 8:21 p.m., officers were in the area of Aurora Avenue North and North 88th Street investigating reports of two boys walking around with a handgun, when they were then dispatched to a carjacking at gunpoint nearby.

At about 8:30 p.m., a woman called police reporting she’d just been carjacked in the Greenwood neighborhood near North 85th Street and Aurora Avenue North. The woman told police she’d just gotten home when she was approached by two suspects who tapped on her windows, pointed a gun at her and told her to get out.

One of the suspects fired a shot into the air. She told police she gave them her Subaru Outback and her belongings. They drove off in the car. The woman called 911 from a nearby gas station and worked with police to try to track her Subaru.

A shell casing was recovered from this scene.

Then at about 9:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 12200 block of Phinney Avenue North in the Bitter Lake neighborhood where a man reported an attempted carjacking at gunpoint.

The victim told police he was sitting in his car when two men tapped on his driver’s side window and passenger’s side window. He said both had handguns and demanded his car. He refused to give the suspects anything and one of them fired a shot into the air before getting into what appeared to be the car from the first carjacking and leaving the scene.

A shell casing was recovered.

Shortly after both incidents, Seattle police located the Subaru Outback near North 125th and Aurora Avenue North. A pursuit was authorized and the King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was brought in to assist.

Officers tried to stop the young suspects near Wallingford Avenue North and North 82nd Street, but the pair sped away from police on State Route 99 in the stolen car. The vehicle pursuit came to an end at Seventh Avenue North and Thomas Street. The 12-year-old and 13-year-old boys tried to run away and tossed the guns during a foot pursuit, but both were arrested. The guns were also recovered.

The two are charged with robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm and the 13-year-old is also charged with attempting to elude a police vehicle.

They have been booked in the Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center.