Renton police have arrested a 15-year-old Renton resident they say was considered armed and dangerous in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred on Nov. 7, 2023.
According to the department, the 15-year-old served as the alleged driver in the Nov. 7 shooting. Investigators say the suspect and two other 15-year-olds are accused of a drive-by shooting at a home in the 2900 block of Northeast 5th Place.
No injuries resulted from the drive-by shooting. Law enforcement arrested two suspects on the night of the shooting, locating three shell casings on one of the suspects.
According to police, Renton SWAT arrested the Renton suspect at a home on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
In the arrest, the suspect attempted to flee, realized he was surrounded, and hid in a doghouse. The suspect was arrested without incident, according to the department.
Following his first appearance, the 15-year-old was ordered to be held in custody at the King County Youth Detention Center.
According to the department, detectives are also investigating the group of teens in connection with multiple car thefts, robberies, shootings, and carjackings, including incidents of intentional collisions followed by carjackings.
Renton police had previously warned the community regarding an increase in staged vehicle collisions in the region in September with the aim of committing a carjacking, alongside the Seattle Police Department and Bellevue Police Department also putting out notices.