Kennewick teen stunned with Taser in confrontation with police

March 20, 2013 

— A teenager was zapped with a Taser gun after he chased his mother and her friend out of a house with three large kitchen knives and then barricaded himself in the house, according to Kennewick police.

The 17-year-old male reportedly got into an argument with his mother, Floriza R. Vejar, 43, and her friend Judith Sixtos, 31, over watching the television, Sgt. Ken Lattin said. The teen then allegedly chased the women from the house at 312 E. 9th Pl., and barricaded himself in a hallway with furniture.

Lattin said police obtained a search warrant and entered the house where they had to stun the teen after he refused to obey orders.

No one was injured during the incident and the teen was arrested and booked into the Benton-Franklin Detention Facility on second-degree assault, interfering with reporting domestic violence and resisting arrest charges, Lattin said.

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