January 22, 2007

WA: Seattle teenager dies after arrest on invalid warrant

From KOMO tonight:

17-year-old boy dies after arrest by Seattle police

A 17-year-old boy who was arrested by Seattle police on an outstanding warrant that was later determined not to be valid has died at the Harborview Medical Center. The youth was in custody for a short time at the King County Juvenile Detention Facility early Friday morning.

The office of King County Executive Ron Sims made the announcement of the boy's death Monday. It did not announce the teen's name.The office said Seattle police will investigate the death.

It said the boy collapsed during his booking and medics were called. It said the county was notified Sunday of the boy's death. After the boy was rushed to Harborview, police determined that his warrant was not valid and released him from custody while he was hospitalized.

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

The boy had late stage stomach cancer.