A man was arrested in Burien on Tuesday night, July 4, 2023, after deputies found him with a flare gun and a homemade shotgun that could fire different types of ammunition.

According to Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were patrolling the area of SW 136th Street and Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below) around 10 p.m. when they spotted a man they say was holding a 26.5mm flare gun, that definitely could have “burned the place to the ground,” as Deep Purple might sing.

Deputies contacted the man and discovered that he also had a “versatile contraption” that could transform into a short-barreled shotgun capable of firing both pistol and shotgun rounds.

The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the King County Jail for investigation of unlawful firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm.

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