16-Year-Old Gang Member To Be Tried As Adult For Shooting Two Teens

September 10, 2015

Everett, Police Blotter

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The suspected 16-year-old shooter is expected in adult court Friday at 2PM.

According to charging papers, a 16-year-old boy had been released from the Denny Youth Center in Everett just the day before he shot a brother and sister south of Everett last week. The two were walking with a friend along a path between Voyager Middle School and Discovery Elementary School when the brother was shot three times and his sister once. Both are expected to recover.

The boy, who is set to turn 17-years-old next week is being held on a million dollars bond and is expected to be formally charged as an adult with 1st degree assault Friday afternoon at 2:00PM.

According to charging documents the boy had been angry with his girlfriend when they randomly came across three teens and later told police he did a stupid thing by shooting them after confronting them about the color shorts one of the victims was wearing.

Papers also say the boy claimed allegiance to the Bloods gang and described for investigators the various tattoos he had that identified him as a member of a specific set within the Bloods.

Charging papers say the shootings were unprovoked and due to the age of the suspect and use of a firearm, there is cause for the suspect to be charged as an adult. Prosecutors say he should be considered to be an extreme danger to the community.


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