Two teenage boys arrested in connection to recent fatal shooting in Des Moines
As we previously reported, on Friday (May 6, 2016) around 6:30 p.m., a 41-year old white male from Kent was shot and killed at an apartment complex in the 22800 block of 30th Ave S. in Des Moines.
A motive for the homicide has not yet been determined, but detectives believe there was some sort of confrontation between the victim and the two suspects prior to the shooting. The victim has not been formally identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
With the assistance of agents from the Seattle office of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms two suspects were arrested on Monday (May 9) in Des Moines. The firearm used in the homicide has been recovered. The firearm had been reported stolen to the Des Moines Police Department and had been taken during a residential burglary.
Police say that the victim does not have any connection to the apartment complex where this incident occurred. The two suspects do not live at the apartment complex and detectives believe they were there visiting friends.
The suspect that shot the victim is a 15-year old Des Moines resident. He was booked at the King County Youth Center for Investigation of Murder in the Second Degree, Theft of Firearm, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Burglary in the First Degree.
The other suspect is a 14-year old Des Moines resident. He was booked at the King County Youth Center for Investigation of Burglary in the First Degree and Investigation of Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
Des Moines detectives are still interviewing witnesses and gathering additional evidence.