Thursday, February 28, 2008

FWPD Media Releases (3) - Shooting Investigation

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Source: http://www.cityoffederalway.com/Attachment.ashx?id=827 (PDF)

FWPD Media Release - Shooting Investigation - First Release
Type of Incident: Shooting Investigation
Date of Incident: February 24, 2008
Case No.: 08-2605

On February 24, 2008, at approximately 3:45 PM, officers were dispatched to the area of 288th & Military Rd S on a report of shots fired. A passerby reported 4 to 5 gunshots and several juveniles running from the area in multiple directions.

When officers arrived two juvenile males were discovered with gunshot wounds, both victims are 16 yrs old. They were both in stable condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Witnesses at the scene reported that prior to officers’ arrival there were 10 to 15 juveniles fighting in the area prior to the shooting.

Police officers arrived on scene within two minutes of the 911 call. The FWPD is committed to conducting a thorough investigation in order to identify and apprehend the people responsible for the shooting.

Federal Way Criminal Investigation Section is currently interviewing witnesses in case. Federal Way Police Department encourages anyone who has any information regarding this incident to contact Detective Thaddeus Hodge 253-835-6764 or call 9-1-1.

There is no further information pertaining to this incident at this time.
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Approved by: Commander Stephan Neal Date & Time: 02/24/08 @ 1816 Hours
Released by: Cathy Schrock, Support Services Manager Date & Time: 02/24/08 @ 1816 Hours
Pager: 206-916-1139




Source: http://www.cityoffederalway.com/Attachment.ashx?id=829 (PDF)
FWPD Media Release - Shooting Investigation - Second Release
Type of Incident: Shooting Investigation -- UPDATE
Date of Incident: February 24, 2008
Date of Release: February 25, 2008
Case No.: 08-2605

On February 24, 2008, at approximately 3:45 PM, officers were dispatched to the area of 288th & Military Rd S on a report of shots fired. A passerby reported 4 to 5 gunshots and several juveniles running from the
area in multiple directions.

Two juvenile males were victims of gunshot wounds. Both victims are 16 yrs old and were treated for their injuries at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and released.

The Federal Way Criminal Investigation Unit has contacted and interviewed several witnesses in this incident. Due to the cooperation of the witnesses the investigation has proceeded rapidly.

The Federal Way Police have identified a 16 yr old black male suspect as the shooter in this case and detectives are currently attempting to locate him.

Year of Birth: 1991
Height: 5’10"
Weight: 140 lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

The weapon used in this crime has not been recovered and this individual should be considered armed and dangerous.

The Federal Way Police Department is committed to conducting a thorough and complete investigation to determine the facts and circumstances leading to this shooting. The Federal Way Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public. We encourage any citizen who may have information regarding this individual or may have witnessed this incident to contact our agency by calling Detective Hodge at (253) 835-6764 or Detective Howell at (253) 835-6723 or by dialing 9-1-1.

There is no further information pertaining to this incident at this time.
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Approved by: Commander Stan McCall Date & Time: 02/25/08 @ 1500 Hrs
Released by: Cathy Schrock, Support Services Manager Date & Time: 02/25/08 @ 1500 Hrs
Pager: 206-916-1139




Source: http://www.cityoffederalway.com/Attachment.ashx?id=830 (PDF)
FWPD Media Release - Shooting Investigation - Third Release
Type of Incident: Shooting Investigation -- UPDATE
Date of Incident: February 24, 2008
Date of Release: February 25, 2008
Case No.: 08-2605

The Federal Way Police Department would like to express their appreciation to the various media outlets and the public for their cooperation and support involving this case. As a result of media coverage on February 24 & 25, 2008, a 16 yr old black male suspect identified as the shooter in this case has turned himself into Detectives at the Federal Way Police Department and is currently being interviewed.

Release of the juvenile’s name and photograph will be available after charges have been filed with the King County Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office.

On February 24, 2008, at approximately 3:45 PM, officers were dispatched to the area of 288th & Military Rd S on a report of shots fired. A passerby reported 4 to 5 gunshots and several juveniles running from the area in multiple directions.

Two juvenile males were victims of gunshot wounds. Both victims are 16 yrs old and were treated for their injuries at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and released.

The weapon used in this crime has not been recovered.

This investigation is still active, we encourage any citizen who may have information regarding this individual or may have witnessed this incident to contact our agency by calling Detective Hodge at (253) 835-6764 or Detective Howell at (253) 835-6723 or by dialing 9-1-1.

There is no further information pertaining to this incident at this time.
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Approved by: Deputy Chief Andy Hwang Date & Time: 02/25/08 @ 1743 Hrs
Released by: Cathy Schrock, Support Services Manager Date & Time: 02/25/08 @ 1743 Hrs
Pager: 206-916-1139

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