When the officers arrived in the area they immediately located one subject and took him into custody. A handgun was found under a vehicle next to where the suspect was arrested. As additional officers were coming to the area, a K9 supervisor saw the other two suspects go over a neighborhood fence. The K9 supervisor established a perimeter with additional arriving officers.
The streets were closed from Northeast 38th Avenue to Northeast 42nd Avenue and from Northeast Lombard Street to Northeast Holman Street. Confident the suspects were in the perimeter and with the belief at least one additional suspect was armed, the Emergency Notification System, or reverse 9-1-1 system was used to notify area residents to stay in place.
Officers on scene coordinated the use the public address system in the patrol vehicles to give the suspects commands to surrender. It appears that after hearing this message the suspects came out of hiding and were taken into custody without further incident.
All three suspects were male juveniles, ages 15, 16, and 17. The handgun that was recovered was found to be stolen; the second firearm was not located.
Detectives from the Robbery Division have responded to complete the investigation. Once complete, the juveniles will either be taken to the juvenile detention hall for the crime of Robbery in the First Degree or released to their guardians and the case referred for the same charge.