UPDATE: Guard Shoots at 15-Year-Old Outside Bothell FDA office

Police say that a security guard shot at the young man at about 7:15 a.m. in the Canyon Park area north of Woodinville. The youth fled in a car that later crashed nearby.

Update, Feb. 8, 1 p.m.: The FBI has declined to investigate the Friday morning incident in which shots were fired by a security guard at a federal Food and Drug Administration building in the Canyon Park area of Bothell, police said. The Snohomish Multi Agency Response Team is taking over the investigation, according to Bothell Police Information Officer Denise Langford.

The 15-year-old boy involved in the incident has been treated and released from the hospital, she said, and he, the security guard and other witnesses are with Bothell police as the investigation continues. Neither the teen nor the guard have been arrested, Langford said.

It is still unclear how the teen was injured as he was reportedly near the FDA building Friday morning and fled in a vehicle after shots were fired. He crashed into another vehicle less than a mile from the scene and was transported to Evergreen hospital from there, police said.

An alternative grade 6-12 school near the incident, Secondary Academy for Success, was on modified lockdown Friday morning due to the activity.


UPDATE, Feb. 8, 11:30 a.m.: A security guard shot at a 15-year-old male Friday morning outside a regional lab of the federal Food and Drug Administration in the Canyon Park area of Bothell, according to police.

Earlier reports indicated the boy was hit and wounded, but police at the scene later said they are not sure he was hit. Bothell Police Sgt. Cedric Collins said the youth fled after the shooting in a black four-door vehicle that then crashed nearby. Police found him there and he was taken to Kirkland’s EvergreenHealth Medical Center.

Both Bothell police and federal Homeland Security agents are investigating the shooting. Collins said police were first called at about 7 a.m. regarding a suspicious vehicle by staff at the lab, at 22201 23rd Drive SE. Shortly later staff called again about shots being fired.

The crashed vehicle was found not far away, near the intersection of 228th Street SE and Highway 527, the Bothell-Everett Highway, said Collins.

The youth’s injuries were apparently not life-threatening. Collins said a major crime scene team was heading to the scene to continue the investigation.

There are two FDA facilities in the Canyon Park area, the lab where the shooting occurred and a nearby regional office.

Details about what the youth was doing and why the guard fired were not immediately available. Patch will update this story as soon as more information is available.


Original story:

A security guard at the federal Food and Drug Administration’s district office in the Canyon Park area of Bothell shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy Friday morning, KING 5 news is reporting.

Homeland Security and Bothell police responded to the incident at about 7:15 a.m., cordoning off an area around the building, at 22215 26th Ave. S.E., about 20 miles northeast of Seattle.

KING 5 reported that the young man was found later at a nearby house with injuries that were not life-threatening. A ball cap and side view mirror were found at the scene, along with tire tracks in grass on one side of the building.

The scene is a few miles north of Woodinville, just off the Bothell-Everett Highway.

Other details were not available Friday morning, but Patch has calls in to Bothell police and will update this story as more information become available.

For the KING 5 story, click here.

Teresa Morrison Watts February 08, 2013 at 09:26 PM
A better question would be, why did it take until 1 pm for the school to notify parents that this incident had even occurred? If I didn't have the Patch on my FB feed, I wouldn't have been made aware of the situation until receiving an AUTOMATED call from the NSD at 1 pm this afternoon, 6 hours after the incident! That is unacceptable. If my kids school is in lockdown (especially due to something as serious as a shooting nearby) I should have been made aware of it IMMEDIATELY!
Greg Johnston February 08, 2013 at 09:39 PM
I think this answers your question Don, we rush to get posted what we know about stories like this because they affect peoples' lives. If we waited until all the details were available -- and they still are not several hours after the shooting -- we wouldn't be posting stories like this for a day or more. There is nothing sensational about this story. We go with what we know at the time, often having to tell readers all the details are not available as we did here, and hope people can recognize that it is breaking news and details might change as the story emerges.
Greg Johnston February 08, 2013 at 10:57 PM
We've done a write-through with new information on this story, creating this new post: http://woodinville.patch.com/articles/teen-shot-in-foot-by-security-guard-at-federal-fda-facility-in-bothell
Don February 08, 2013 at 11:54 PM
Frank, would it be possible for you to rewrite that in sensible English. You have a very bizarre style of writing if you can even call it a style. Pretty weird Frank.
Jeanne Gustafson February 09, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Letters to the editor and Local Voices posts are great forums for Op-Ed, Frank, and open to all. You can email your op-ed to the local editor on the site you want to share it, or post directly into the Local voices blog platform.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »