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Bothell teen shot by security guard, booked for assault

  • Written by Don Mann
A 15-year-old boy shot by a Food and Drug Administration security guard in Bothell Friday morning was treated for a foot injury at Evergreen Hospital and later booked in the Denny Juvenile Center in Everett for second-degree assault, according to the Bothell Reporter.

The teen had apparently struck at least one of two security guards with a car before shots were fired, the Associated Press reported.

Bothell Police did not immediately return email and a phone call from the Woodinville Weekly.

According to various reports, the incident began at approximately 7 a.m. after Bothell Police received a call from someone at the FDA’s Pacific Regional Laboratory in the Canyon Park neighborhood.

The call reported a suspicious young male in the parking lot.

Two FDA security guards approached the boy, and he fled on foot but returned minutes later and got into a car parked at the facility.

As the guards approached the vehicle, the suspect backed up the car, striking one guard.

Two shots were fired.


The suspect drove off and was then involved in a hit-and-run accident. He was later apprehended at his residence not far from the shooting.

According to AP reports, the boy is a ninth-grader in the Northshore School District.

It was unclear who owned the vehicle he was driving, why he was driving it, and why it was parked at the FDA facility.


The incident was being investigated by the Snohomish County Multi Agency Response Team in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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