‘A troubled man, a police chase in Burien and the mystery of a cop’s lost AR-15’


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In December, 2015, we reported how a Burien Police officer lost a semi-automatic rifle that fell out of the back of his patrol SUV that had stopped to deploy spike strips during a pursuit.

The King County Sheriff’s Office even offered a $1,000 reward for the missing rifle at the time.

Turns out that the lost Bushmaster XM15-E2S was recently found in the apartment of a two-time felon, and The Seattle Times has an excellent story about its mysterious discovery.

“What is clear is that police records, emergency-dispatch audio, witness accounts and charging documents that outline the rifle’s journey make for a strange tale.”

Read the full story by Evan Bush here.

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4 Responses to “‘A troubled man, a police chase in Burien and the mystery of a cop’s lost AR-15’”
  1. Richard G says:

    Good job. I wonder how many crimes it was involved with in the 16 months it was missing?

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    • KRM says:

      Long guns (rifles and shotguns) are seldom the choice of lawbreakers. Too hard to conceal.

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  2. Rob Todd says:

    I sure haven’t heard of any crimes being committed locally with an AR-15 in the last 16 months.

    Has anyone else?

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  3. Ghost of Maplewild says:

    “As for Gonzales, he failed to show up for his arraignment on Monday. A judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest.”

    Look for him at the Burien library, just like the bank robber today.

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