Today at 1:39 pm our dispatchers received a phone call saying that a group of kids were around a 10 year old girl and two males pulled out guns and pointed them at her at an apartment complex in Parkland. Our deputies responded and checked the complex but could not locate anyone. The caller advised dispatchers they had walked over to an apartment complex at 1900 104th St S. Our deputies got into the area and contacted the 911 caller. During their interview with the reporting party, the suspects were seen still in the parking lot of the complex.
Our deputies approached the suspects, advised them they were going to be detained and checked them for weapons. The two suspects both had handguns tucked into their waistbands. The suspects were cooperative and deputies handcuffed them.
A records check revealed one of the firearms was reported stolen in Federal Way in 2021. Both suspects were 17 years old. The boys were both arrested and booked into Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and one was charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm. They were also charged with Felony Harassment as they were following another young child who saw them with the guns and they were telling them to stop.
Although no one was hurt, we are extremely concerned for the welfare of the other children and were glad to get these guns off of the street. We are still concerned for the initial 10 year old girl who ran away and we have been unable to locate.
Anyone with information about this case please contact the Sheriff’s Department.