November 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM
Man who received settlement in SPD kicking case arrested on warrant
A Seattle man wanted on a $50,000 arrest warrant for reportedly firing a gunshot that came close to hitting an infant in Federal Way earlier this month has been arrested.
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. Hoston recently received a $42,000 settlement from the city of Seattle after he was kicked by a police officer who arrested him in a Belltown convenience store in an unrelated case.
Hoston is now facing charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment stemming from the Oct. 15 shooting at the Crestview West Apartments in Federal Way.
According to the charges, the shooting happened in the apartment Hoston’s girlfriend shares with another woman. Hoston’s girlfriend told police that the two women and their boyfriends, including Hoston, had been arguing over rent the day the gunshot was fired.
There were three children 1 years old or younger in the home at the time, charges said.
The roommate of Hoston’s girlfriend told Federal Way police a bullet went through her bedroom wall and she saw something fly near her 6-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 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.
Police briefly spoke with Hoston over the phone and asked him to meet with them to talk about the incident, but Hoston refused and hung up, according to the charges.
Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said that Hoston was captured by the U.S. Marshals Service in South Seattle. Schrock did not say when he was arrested.
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