Teen Shot at FDA Facility Near Kirkland 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 investigating a suspicious vehicle.

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 opened fire.

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,” 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.

Art Valla February 21, 2013 at 05:26 PM
The problem with this whole story is, these two Einsteins were not commissioned police officers. Security guards have no more powers than any other ordinary citizen. If a security guard rushes up behind your car as you are backing out of a parking stall and orders you to halt, he can go screw himself. You are under no obligation to obey. If he draws a weapon, he has just committed several felonies - such as assault with a deadly weapon. Now he has to jump back out of the way of your car. You are fearful for your life. Some crazed nut with a plastic badge and a gun is trying to kill you! So he decides that he has the right to start shooting at your car. That is attempted murder. Now remember, this is in a parking lot adjacent to a public high school, and this genius is out there shooting at moving cars with a high powered pistol - at 7:00 AM when school is just starting. Brilliant. Why aren't the security guards in jail? Is the Snohomish County prosecutor on vacation? At the very least, take the guns away from these morons before they shoot another unarmed high school student.
Jason F. February 22, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Art, if you are so concerned about rogue security officers posing as police officers that could shoot you in a parking lot. Buy a gun that you so advidly oppose.


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