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Police: Teen killer posed with pistol taken from man she killed

Seattle Post-Intelligencer logo Seattle Post-Intelligencer 15/04/2016 BY LEVI PULKKINEN, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF

A West Seattle girl accused of fatally shooting a man in his car will remain detained as prosecutors weigh charges.

The girl, 16, is suspected of killing 21-year-old Emmanuel Gondo, who was found dead Feb. 24 in the driver’s seat of a black Jaguar parking in South Seattle.

According to police, Gondo had been shot once in the head. He appeared to have been dead for some time before he was discovered at 2:45 p.m. near the intersection of 33rd Avenue South and South Holly Street. The car was parked in a greenbelt.

Writing the court, a Seattle police detective said Gondo’s cellphone and gun were missing, as was his wallet. Investigators were told he may have been carrying up to $3,000.

Investigators were told Gondo had been out the night before with his brother. He was last seen alone with the 16-year-old shortly before midnight.

 Writing in court papers, Detective Dana Duffy said the girl told a friend the next day that she “spazzed” out on Gondo after becoming upset with him. The girl is alleged to have posted a statement on Facebook eluding to the killing.

“IM (expletive) TIRED and hot,” she wrote, according to court papers. “You don’t know what I did, you’ll see on news.”

Duffy said the teen later posted a picture of herself with Gondo’s gun to Facebook. She also appeared to have come into a significant amount of money. Before Gondo’s death, she couldn’t afford a hotel room; afterward, she was looking to buy a car.

The girl is currently detained at King County juvenile detention. Prosecutors have until Monday to file charges or release her.

If charged with murder, the girl will likely be prosecuted as an adult due to her age and the nature of the crime. 

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