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12-Year-Old Boy Shot in Face by Older Brother During Video Game Argument

Seattle Post Intelligencer via YellowBrix

February 02, 2011

SEATTLE – The injuries to the 12-year-old who was shot in the face Monday evening are not life threatening, according to a Bellevue police report.

The 16-year-old brother was booked into King County Youth Center on charges of first degree attempted manslaughter.

The argument that caused the gun shot began over a video game that both the victim and his older brother wanted to use. As the argument progressed, the older brother drew a gun he illegally purchased last month with the intention of threatening the younger sibling. The gun went off striking the younger brother in the mouth.

Police said the older brother purchased the gun for reasons of protection and status. He told police he has gang affiliations.

The original story is below:

A 12-year-old boy was shot in the face, likely by his brother, Monday night while the siblings were wrestling, Bellevue police said.

Police responded to a 911 call at the 12th Place Condos, at the 16200 Block of Northeast 12th Court, at 7:30 p.m. reporting a boy with blood coming from his mouth and face. Bellevue Police Lt. Marcia Harnden said a language barrier eroded the call before a dispatcher who spoke Spanish became involved.

Harnden said the boy was wrestling or rough-housing with his 16-year-old brother when the gun was fired, hitting the younger boy in the mouth. Harnden said it’s too early to tell whether the shot was accidental.

“The indication is that they were at least wrestling around, we’re not sure if it was playful or not,” she said.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, with concerns that his airway was blocked. Harnden said the boy likely was in critical condition when he left the scene.

Police said it remains unknown how the older boy came to be in possession of the weapon.

  • Pug_max600_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Stole it or brought it with drugs or money. It's not rocket science.........

  • 25-1-13-a_1__max50


    over 3 years ago


    Hey...... That wasn't the Wii bro'!!!!!! Seriously, I don't know what kind of a brotherly squabble ever rises to such an occasion where this type of S-TU-P-I-D happens.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago


    I think the older douche bag said it when he admitted to being in a gang. What a true POS, who in their right mind would ever do that to their own flesh and blood. This crack nugget obviously has no respect for anything other than himself. What is sad is that the younger brother, more than likely, will follow in his older brohter's footsteps if he hasn't already.

  • 1979_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I wonder if they are in this country legally? The parent most likely do not speak any English because these kids speak English so poorly that they cannot be understood unless they have someone to interpret their Spanish to English. He is already in a gang and a banger who is so damn depraved that he shoots his little brother over a damn video game! The parents must be so proud of what they have produced. Take the entire lot of them and kick them back across the border and tell them if they EVER set foot back in the USA, any of them, that they will immediately go to prison for life or better yet for 10 years and then they will be deported again and the second time they show up it will be 20 years and then kicked back out again. We have GOT to take our nation back and stop these pieces of garbage and waste of DNA from being in our nation and infecting our youth. Same for gang members. They get shipped to a deserted island and they get to feed off each other. If they find out you are in a gang, bam, off to the deserted island you go, forever.

  • Police_link_badge_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Brotherly love......................................................

  • Me_callie08172010_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Good grief! Just ridiculous!

  • Ba_old_glory_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I'm real glad the shooting was over something really important like a video prayers for a full recovery.

  • Dolphins_fantasy_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Very sad circumstances and results.

  • Imag0190_max50


    over 3 years ago


    I can't even call this beating Darwinism.

  • Images_max160_sq90_max50


    over 3 years ago


    That's horrible...

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