Police: Teen felons arrested with stolen, hollow-point-loaded gun
SEATTLE -- Two young felons, ages 14 and 15, were arrested Thursday afternoon near Rainier Beach High School while in possession of a handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to police, a pair of bike officers were riding through an alley in the 4500 block of South Henderson Street around 1:45 p.m. when they smelled marijuana and saw five teens behind some bushes. The teens reportedly seemed nervous and had very bloodshot eyes.
Officers asked the teens who had pot, and the teens pointed to a marijuana cigar in the bushes, according to police. One of the teens reportedly also produced a small bag of pot from his pocket.
According to police, the officers recognized one of the teens, 15, who was wanted on a robbery warrant.
When they cuffed the 15-year-old, a 14-year-old ran off, dropping a handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets as he went, according to police. Officers chased the boy down and arrested him, too.
Both arrested teens, who already have felony convictions on their records, were booked into the Youth Services Center for investigation of being felons in possession of a firearm. The gun had been reported stolen out of Renton.
The other three teens were released to their parents.