Teen Shot at FDA Facility in Bothell Released, No Charges Filed Yet

The Seattle Times reports the 15-year-old boy has been released from juvenile detention as the investigation continues into the circumstances of his being shot in the foot by a security guard.

A 15-year-old boy shot in the foot by a security guard at a federal building in Bothell Feb. 8 has been released from juvenile detention, the Seattle Times reports, and a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman says no decision has been made on whether he will face charges.

The boy was shot on the morning of Feb. 8 while fleeing in a car from two Protective Security guards at an office of the Food and Drug Administration at 22201 23rd Drive SE, a few miles north of Woodinville.

The guards were approaching the youth for the second time while investigating a suspicious vehicle in the lot. The youth allegedly backed the vehicle out of the lot and struck one of the guards, who then fired his weapon.

The teen is a student at the nearby alternative high school, Secondary Academy for Success, but exactly what he was doing in the FDA lot has not been revealed. In fact, few details of the event event have been disclosed.

He had been held on bail of $15,000 pending possible assault charges. The case is being investigated by the Snohomish County Multi-Agency Response Team.

“When the investigation is complete, they may or may not refer charges to the prosecutor,” said sheriff’s office spokeswoman Shari Ireton.

After fleeing, the boy was involved in a hit and run accident not far away and later found by police at his home. He was treated at Kirkland’s EvergreenHealth Medical Center and then taken into custody.

The Times cited the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office in reporting the boy had been released. See that story here.

For previous Patch coverage of the story, click here.

Susan Milke February 21, 2013 at 06:01 PM
I would love to hear the boy's side of the story. And who stands behind a car when it might back up!
Local Guy February 21, 2013 at 07:04 PM
I too would like to understand the finer points of this story. Did the youth drive into the guard, or did the guard move into the path of the car? Regardless, the youth made more then one poor decision that day. Did any of them merit getting shot and risking innocent bystanders?
Susan Milke February 21, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Local Guy: Probably not. Why are the guards so paranoid? I wonder what they are hiding at the FDA building?!
Susan Milke February 22, 2013 at 01:14 AM
Wilbur: Kinda of makes you wonder. We need more details, because after something like this happens we find out info we never knew, cameras at Alki Beach, Drones given to police departments. What else don't we know? How many shots did they fire at him too? But most importantly WHY!


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