Alleged Confrontation with Firearm Ends With Declined Warrant

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There was an incident allegedly involving a firearm last night near 235th st. SW and 54th Ave W just past midnight in Mountlake Terrace.

An earlier altercation led to a confrontation near the home of the suspect in Mountlake Terrace. The Mountlake Terrace man allegedly retrieved a firearm from his home and returned to the altercation. The police were called and a dog was brought out to track the suspect. The weather hindered the track, so although the dog indicated back to the residence, it was not completely conclusive that the suspect had returned to his home. As a precaution containment was set up while the case was further investigated.

Below is the briefing statement of the Duty Sergeant:

On the listed date and time Mountlake Terrace patrol was dispatched to a disturbance/display of a firearm. The victim stated he was involved in an earlier altercation with a 22 year old Mountlake Terrace resident. He drove to the residence of the suspect and waited. When the suspect arrived with three friends a verbal confrontation ensued. The suspect retrieved what they believed to be a firearm from his residence and returned to the altercation. The victim fled in his vehicle and called 911. Upon arrival the four subjects were attempting to leave in a vehicle. The suspect fled on foot from the vehicle. The remaining three were detained for investigation. A canine track for the suspect led to his residence. A perimeter around the residence was established while Detectives responded to assist in the investigation process. The detained subjects initially indicated the suspect was armed with a firearm, but later changed their statement. Due to the questionable statements of the victim and the witnesses the prosecutor declined to approve a search warrant for the residence.

The case has now been turned over to Detectives for follow-up.

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