Teen arrested for allegedly pointing gun towards other teens

By on Friday, January 27th, 2023 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

KENNEWICK – A teenage boy was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly pointing a handgun towards a group of teens who were walking near Lampson Stadium.

At 12:30 p.m., officers from the Kennewick Police Department responded to a weapons complaint at Kennewick High School. Witnesses reported that a teenage male, who was a passenger in a vehicle, was pointing a handgun towards the group who were walking on the sidewalk.

Kennewick High School was immediately placed on lockdown for student safety.

Additional information was received which indicated the suspect vehicle had left the area traveling north on Garfield Street. Officers located the suspect vehicle in the 1100 block of West Seventh Avenue and detained two juvenile males. Officers observed what appeared to be a handgun inside the vehicle.

A 16-year-old male was arrested and booked into the Benton/Franklin Juvenile Justice Center for aiming a dangerous weapons.

KPD said this is still an active investigation. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to call KPD at 509-585-4208 or non-emergency dispatch at 509-628-0333.