A $50,000 arrest warrant was issued yesterday for a convicted felon who reportedly fired the gunshot that came close to hitting an infant in Federal Way earlier this month.
This is the same man the city of Seattle paid $42,000 to in September to settle a case in which he was kicked by a Seattle police officer.
D’Vontaveous Hoston, 19, fired at least one shot into a Federal Way apartment that narrowly missed a six-month-old baby on Oct. 15, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney Office. Two one-year-olds, Hoston’s girlfriend, and his girlfriend’s roommate were also in the apartment when Hoston fired a .380 caliber pistol, according to charging documents.
Hoston is now wanted on charges of reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with that incident. In 2011, he was convicted of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and third-degree malicious mischief, according to the prosecutor’s office.
The woman living with Hoston’s girlfriend told Federal Way police a bullet went through her bedroom wall and she saw something fly near her six-month-old baby’s head, according to charging documents.
Hoston’s girlfriend said the gun went off accidentally when Hoston went to retrieve it from the top shelf of a bedroom closet before leaving the apartment, according to charging documents. She told police that he’d been carrying a firearm lately because he’s afraid gang members would rob him after he received his $42,000 settlement, the documents say.
The settlement with the city of Seattle stemmed from a federal lawsuit in which Hoston alleged a Seattle police officer violated his civil rights by kicking him in a 2010 incident.
Federal Way police say Hoston should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with more information on his whereabouts can call Detective Matthew Leitgeb at 253-835-6783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.