KENNEWICK, Wash. — A teen has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man in Kennewick.
On May 6, just before 9 p.m., Kennewick Police Department officers responded to the 5900 block of W. 25th Ave. for a weapons complaint. Several callers reported to dispatch that a person had been shot in the area.
When officers arrived to the area, they found a man with a gunshot wound to his "lower extremities."
Officers immediately provided aid for the man until Kennewick Fire Department medics arrived on scene. Medics transported the man to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A suspect had fled the area prior to officer’s arrival.
KPD detectives investigated the shooting and developed probable cause to arrest a 15-year-old boy for suspicion of Assault in the First Degree.
On May 25, detectives learned the teen was attending an unrelated court hearing at the Benton-Franklin Juvenile Justice Center.
The KPD Criminal Apprehension Team arrested the teen and booked him into the juvenile justice center for the new charge.
According to detectives, this is still an active investigation with possible additional arrests forthcoming.