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Teen arrested for allegedly shooting a man in Kennewick

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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.

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According to detectives, this is still an active investigation with possible additional arrests forthcoming.

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