UPDATE: Teen Girl Killed In Burien Double Shooting Identified

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UPDATE TUES. 1/5/10: The 15-year old girl who was fatally shot on New Year’s Eve in Burien has been identified as Mikarah Nasabreo Sanders by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Sanders was shot in the head by her 16-year old former boyfriend around 9:30pm on Thursday, Dec. 31st at an apartment complex in the 12400 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW.

She later died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The shooter, who also shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt, is still under police supervision at Harborview while he recovers.

Authorities say that he’ll likely will be charged with murder for this crime, and is expected to be charged as an adult.


The King County Sheriff’s Department released more information on the double shooting that happened Thursday night (Dec. 31st), and here’s the latest, as of 1:45pm Jan. 1st:

King County Deputies responded to a double shooting last night at an apartment complex located at 12445 Ambaum Blvd SW.

When deputies arrived at 9.30 PM they found a juvenile male and a juvenile female both suffering gunshot wounds.

The female later died from her wounds and the male is being treated in hospital for what appears to be a serious but non life threatening gunshot wound.

At this time detectives are continuing their inquiries.

The preliminary investigation indicates the juvenile male shot the female and likely shot himself; however, detectives have not had the opportunity to interview him.

He is under police guard at hospital while the investigation continues.


KING-TV reports that a “double shooting” happened Thursday night (Dec. 31st) around 9:30pm at an apartment complex located at SW 124th and Ambaum Blvd.

One of the victims, a teenage girl, died last night from her injuries; a 16-year-old boy was severely injured. Both were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The shooter remains at large, and no description has been released. As of 10:30am Friday (Jan. 1st), reports are that the gunman was actually the 16-year old boy; we’re still awaiting word back from police on this and will update as soon as we learn more.

“We are currently guarding the male half at Harborview,” said Burien Police Chief Scott Kimerer Friday morning. “I am not sure if the reports have the complete story but I have nothing else right now.”

According to police, the two victims were found in separate apartments, and reports are that an argument apparently led to the shootings.

We’ll post more info as we get it, so stay tuned.

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5 Responses to “UPDATE: Teen Girl Killed In Burien Double Shooting Identified”
  1. Cheyenne says:

    I Knew The Boy And Its Really Sad That This All Happen He Is A Reallly Good Person Ive Known Him So So Longg . Im Sorry For The Girl &_+ Her Family For There Loss . This Is No Way To Start 2010 . I Know This Whole Situation Is Affecting Alot Of People .

  2. Tony A says:

    Sorry, Cheyenne, but a “Good Person” (sic) does not shoot people, especially over nothing. You’re morally bankrupt, lady, and so is he.

  3. Tcb says:

    Statements like “morally bankrupt” should not be thrown around based on a few lines in a post. Your posting history has been stained “Tony A”.

  4. Rainycity says:

    Good person???? The kid`s 16 and was already denied release from juvy hall twice in November, (has a rap sheet the length of his arm) then gets out and shoots his girlfriend???
    Whats a good kid at 16 doing with a 357 magnum anyways,, sorry but he`s FAR from being a good kid. He`s nothing but a thug in the making and I`m personally glad he`s being tried as an adult and will put away for a long spell. These are just the kinds of GOOD kids we DON`t need.

  5. Poodlemom206 says:

    By coincidence, I met a cousin of the female victim while out on a walk today. Before this encounter, I knew nothing of this story. (I admit, I do avoid the news.) Yes, I’d like to know why and how a kid with his history managed to get his hands on a .357. I’d also like to know how the family and friends of the male can remotely justify his actions. Even worse, how can they live with themselves if they knew he was so volatile and potentially dangerous?

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