Auburn police have arrested a man they believe to be responsible for a Tuesday drive-by shooting that killed a 17-year-old boy and critically wounded his father.
“We have made an arrest,” said police spokesman Steve Stocker. “We have a male subject in custody who we believe is the shooter.”
Stocker added that police have also detained a woman they believe was with the suspect at the time of the incident.
The father and son were shot about 5 p.m. Tuesday while sitting at a bus stop at 17th and B streets southeast. A younger teenage son was with them, police said. The younger boy saw the shootings, but was not hurt. Stocker could not confirm it, but KIRO-TV reported Wednesday afternoon that the father had died.
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Police said it was unclear why the three were using the bus stop because it’s in a construction zone and no route goes there.
The car used in the shooting, an Acura stolen from a location in Federal Way, was found abandoned in Tacoma a few hours after the incident, Stocker said. Blood was found on the driver’s side door.
Possible motives in the case, as well as potential gang links, were still unclear Wednesday evening.
“We just don’t know at this point,” Stocker said. “Hopefully we’ll be able to glean that information.”
Information from The Seattle Times is included in this report.