At 09:26 am, on Thursday September 1st, our deputies responded to a welfare check at the 21700 block of 190th St E in Orting. Deputies were told the resident, a 51 year old man, had not shown up for work for 4 days.
Deputies were able to gain access into the house to do a welfare check and they located the man deceased inside the home.
The man had a gunshot wound, but no firearm was nearby. Deputies called for detectives and forensic investigators to respond to the scene.
Detectives spent Thursday and Friday processing the scene and collecting evidence.
Friday night our detectives had enough evidence for probable cause to arrest two suspects in this case. Just after 8:00 pm both of our suspects, two 16-year-old males, were taken into custody.
Both males were booked into Remann Hall Juvenile Detention Center for Murder in the 2nd Degree, Burglary in the 1st Degree, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.