Two teenagers were charged by the King County Prosecutor’s Office for their roles in the shooting death of Ingraham High School student last week.
KUOW reported that a 14-year old is being held at the county’s youth prison and is facing first-degree murder, assault using a deadly weapon, and unlawful possession.
Prosecutors stated that they wanted the case to be brought before an adult court due to the murder charge. The case will be decided by a judge.
Prosecutors say a 15-year old boy was taken to Metro station Nov. 8, along with the suspected shooter. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday to unlawful firearm possession, rendering criminal assistance. According to charging papers, a handgun was discovered in the backpack of the 15-year old.
Averil Rothrock, King County Chief Juvenile Judge, ordered Tuesday that the boys remain in juvenile detention. She called the case “highly-charged” because she prohibited the media from photographing them, The Seattle Times reported.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office did not release the name of the student, 17 years old, who was killed.
According to charges papers, the 14-year old is accused of shooting the 17 year-old boy from behind in a school corridor and continuing to fire until the older boy fell. According to the charges, the 14-year old is also accused of shooting at another teen who fled and was not struck.
The charges state that the 17-year old was involved in a fight in school’s bathroom with students about 10 minutes before. He tried to steal a weapon from one of his 14-year-old friends. Although the Glock 32 handgun was reported as “lost” by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 28, it wasn’t immediately clear how it ended up in the hands of a North Seattle high-school student.