That didn't take long. D'Vontaveous Hoston, 19 years old and previously wanted on a $50,000 warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment, was arrested in South Seattle recently by the U.S. Marshals Service.
If the name sounds familiar, it's because Hoston found himself on the business side of a Seattle police officer's boot back in 2010, an incident which ended up costing the city a cool $42,000 and fattened Hoston's wallet considerably.
Since receiving the settlement, however, Hoston hasn't avoided trouble. A warrant was issued for his arrest after police say he accidentally fired a shot inside a Federal Way apartment that nearly struck a 6-month-old child in the head.
As the Seattle Times reports, police say the accidental shooting took place in an apartment Hoston's girlfriend shares with another friend. Citing charging documents in the case, the Times reports the women and their boyfriends had been arguing over rent the day the shooting occurred.
From the Times:
There were three children 1 years old or younger in the home at the time, charges said.
The roommate of Hoston's girlfriend told Federal Way police a bullet went through her bedroom wall and she saw something fly near her 6-month-old baby's head, according to charging documents.
Apparently the settlement Hoston received earlier this year may have indirectly contributed to the shot that led to his latest arrest.
More from the Times ...
Hoston's girlfriend said the gun went off accidentally when Hoston went to retrieve it from a bedroom closet before leaving the apartment, according to charging documents. She told police that he'd been carrying a firearm lately because he's afraid gang members would rob him after he received his $42,000 settlement, the documents say.
You can fnd charging documents filed against Hoston by the King County Prosecutor's Office on the following page ...