Injured teen suspect arrested with brother after drive-by shooting, police say

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — A 15-year-old boy was injured and arrested with his 17-year-old brother after a drive-by shooting Saturday morning in Moses Lake, police said.

According to the Moses Lake Police Department, at around 10 a.m. officers were called to the 300 block of Earl Road for a report of shots fired.

When police arrived, the victims told police that as he drove away from his home, he saw a gold Cadillac parked across the street, authorities said. The Cadillac then pulled away and passed in front of the victims and drove onto Grape Drive and then to Earl Road.

The victims told police they also turned onto Earl Road, headed to a nearby home and did not know the people in the Cadillac, according to police. The Cadillac then stopped in the middle of the road and the victims told police they drove around the vehicle and saw a gun point out of the driver’s side window.


According to police, the victims said a person in the back seat of the Cadillac began to shoot at their vehicle and that is when one of the victims returned fire in “self defense” and struck one of the persons in the Cadillac.

Shortly after the shooting, a 15-year-old arrived at Samaritan Healthcare with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said. However, before investigators arrived at the hospital to question the teen, the shooting suspect was released.

It was not until early Sunday that the 15-year-old and his 17-year-old brother surrendered themselves and were arrested at their home in the 2200 block of Basin Street after a warrant was served, according to authorities. The gold Cadillac, which had bullet holes in the side, was seized.

The teens were booked on two counts of first-degree assault and drive-by-shooting.