Yesterday, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Pasco police responded to a reported assault between two males near Pasco High School. As officers gave chase to the suspect, the alleged instigator in the altercation, a 16-year old juvenile, the lad allegedly began shedding clothing as he was hopping fences and running through yards. The young man eventually took off his outer shorts, shoes, and t-shirt before finally being collared in just his gym shorts. A pistol, circled in white in the picture below, was recovered in an area near where the suspect was fleeing after he was apprehended and officers retraced the youth's steps.
A neighbor later found a second matching pistol magazine in their yard that was turned over to Pasco PD for fingerprints and DNA analysis.
JUVENILE ARRESTED FOR FIREARMS CRIME: If you were in the area of 12th/ Margaret near Pasco High Tuesday at about 3 PM, you may have wondered what the police activity was about. It started with a report of an assault involving two males at 14th/ Henry. The caller gave out a great description of the suspect, and Officer Haworth immediately located him at nearby 12/ Margaret.
He ordered the male to stop. The suspect ran through yards. Officers surrounded the neighborhood. Officers Haworth and Santiago chased him. He was eventually caught on a nearby apt landing, identified as a 16-year-old, and turned over to a parent. During the chase, he had pulled off his outer shorts, his shoes, and finally his T-shirt, arrested in just his gym shorts.
Officers retraced his steps and found a loaded pistol on the ground in one of the yards he ran through. In the photo, the circle shows where the pistol was found.
Based on the circumstances and past history with this male, they relocated him, arrested him for unlawful possession of a handgun, and booked him into Juvenile Detention.
Later that night, one of the neighbors found a second matching pistol magazine in their yard. The pistol and both magazines can be tested at the State Crime Lab for fingerprints and DNA.
Anyone with additional info on this case is urged to call Dispatch at (509)628-0333 or email Officer Haworth at firstname.lastname@example.org about case 20-20976 Weapons.