SPD spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee says it was about 10:30 pm on October 27th, when police got a call about several men firing a gun from the back porch of a home on 63rd Avenue S. and S. Cooper Street.
“When officers arrived at the home, they called the phone inside and knocked on the door, but no one answered,” wrote Spangenthal-Lee.
He added that the officers could see four people trying to hide on the second floor of the home, so they went back to knocking on the door.
“Finally, after a full two minutes of door knocking, an 18-year-old man came outside,” wrote Spangenthal-Lee. “The man, who was obviously intoxicated, told officers he didn’t know anything about any gunfire, and claimed no one else was inside the home.”
He said that the man was evasive when police asked him about the incident, and that officers were concerned that someone inside might have been injured, so they proceeded to search the home—which they said was littered with beer cans—and found three more drunk teenagers hiding in an upstairs bedroom.
“The teens also claimed no one had fired a gun from the home,” wrote Spangenthal-Lee. “But that story fell apart once officers found three shell casings behind the house. Officers then found a bullet on the floor of a bedroom, a loaded pistol in a closet, and another handgun inside a kitchen drawer.”
Apparently, the officers then called the 18-year-old man’s father, who said there shouldn’t be any guns in his house, and told police to take any that they had found.
Officers also discovered the 18-year-old man was also wanted on a felony warrant and arrested him.