Parents comfort each other outside of Ingraham High School after reports of a school shooting on Nov. 8, in Seattle. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times via AP)

Parents comfort each other outside of Ingraham High School after reports of a school shooting on Nov. 8, in Seattle. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times via AP)

Police: Gun used in fatal Seattle school shooting came from Lynnwood

The Glock was reported missing days before it ended up in the hands of an Ingraham High School student, cops allege.

LYNNWOOD — The gun used in a school shooting last week in North Seattle was reported lost from a Lynnwood-area home days before the fatal attack.

On Nov. 8, Ebenezer Haile, 17, was shot and killed in the hallway of Ingraham High School, following a fight in a bathroom with five other students, according to charging papers filed in King County Superior Court. The suspected shooter, 14, was charged this week with premeditated first-degree murder in the shooting death and also with first-degree assault. He is accused of shooting at a second 17-year-old boy, prosecutors wrote.

The Glock 32 handgun that prosecutors believe fired the fatal shots was reportedly found in a backpack belonging to a 15-year-old boy. He and the suspected shooter were arrested about an hour after the attack on a Metro bus at North 145th Street and Aurora Avenue North. The 15-year-old was charged with first-degree felony rendering criminal assistance.

Both teens were charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

The pistol was reported missing on Oct. 28 from a home in unincorporated Lynnwood, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe said. Around 7:45 p.m. that night, a resident living on 44th Ave. West reportedly called 911 to report they could not find the gun. A sheriff’s deputy responded to the home and took a lost gun report, O’Keefe said.

“At the time that it was reported lost, they didn’t know if somebody had taken it,” O’Keefe said. “If he knew it had been taken by somebody, it would have been reported stolen.”

The gun’s serial number was entered into the National Crime Information Center, according to charging papers filed in King County Superior Court. The charges did not indicate how the pistol got into the hands of the suspected shooter or who reported it missing.

O’Keefe said an investigation into how the gun ended up in Seattle is ongoing.

The suspects and other teens involved in the investigation were identified by their initials in charging papers.

The Daily Herald does not typically name juveniles charged with crimes unless they are charged as adults.

Ellen Dennis: 425-339-3486; ellen.dennis@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @reporterellen.

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