The suspect led Everett detectives to the handgun, which was borrowed from the younger boy, police say.
A 13-year-boy says he used a handgun borrowed from a 12-year-old to shoot and kill another teen Wednesday night, Everett police say.
The victim, a 14-year-old high school freshman, was shot around 5 p.m. at Walden Pond Apartments, 9900 12th Ave. W., and later died at an Everett hospital. Police say the shooting is believed to be gang-related.
Witnesses told police the suspected shooter and victim had been involved in some sort of altercation. About an hour later the two ran into each other at the apartment complex, where the 13-year-old shot the other boy with a pistol, according to a news release.
A citizen called 911 just before 10 p.m. Wednesday to report the suspect was seen at a bus stop on West Casino Road, where he was arrested by police.
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The suspect led detectives to where he had hidden the gun, police said. The suspect told detectives he had borrowed the firearm from a 12-year-old, according to police.
Police did not say how the 12-year-old, whose gender was not released, had obtained the handgun.
Juvenile court documents say the a suspect is a runaway who apparently lived outdoors, KOMO-TV reported. He told police he had never fired a gun before, the TV station said.
A juvenile court judge on Thursday found probable cause to hold the boy for investigation of second-degree murder and set bail at $100,000, according to The (Everett) Herald.
The victim was identified by the Mukilteo School District as David Sandoval-Hilarios, a freshman at Mariner High School.
“David enjoyed strong friendships with his fellow students and equally strong bond with staff,” Mariner Principal Nate DuChesne wrote in a message posted on the school district’s website.