Auburn Police: Male juvenile arrested for shooting death of 17-year-old in car last week

AUBURN, Wash. -- Police said Monday they have arrested a male juvenile for the shooting death of a 17-year-old in a car last Friday.

"The shooting occurred on 25th Street SE in Auburn when the suspect approached the victim seated in the vehicle and fired multiple rounds," Auburn police said in a news release. "Detectives also recovered the suspected handgun that was used. "

The suspect -- whose age was not released -- was booked into the King County Juvenile Detention Center and is awaiting a court hearing, police said.

No other information was provided. Police spent hours searching for suspects after finding a 17-year-old teenager in a car suffering from multiple gunshot wounds Friday morning. He died at the scene.

Anyone with specific knowledge of the crime is urged to call the police at 253-288-7403.



The calls to 911 came in around 8:30 Friday morning. Auburn Police arrived to find the victim in a white Acura, stopped in the middle of the street.


A police K-9 officer searched for a suspect's  trail but detectives said it ran cold. The ATF also helped search for clues.

Auburn police said the suspect is described as a black male is his late teens or early 20s but added there could be others responsible for the shooting.

Nearby schools were placed into modified lockdown for several hours while police searched for clues.


Detectives believe the shooting may be gang-related.