Federal Way police seek felon who almost shot baby | UPDATE

Dvontaveous Hoston - Courtesy photo
Dvontaveous Hoston
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UPDATE: Federal Way police report Thursday that Dvontaveous Hoston has been captured. Hoston was captured by U.S. Marshals in the Seattle area near his last known address, and was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to Federal Way police for questioning and later booked at the SCORE jail in Des Moines.


Mirror staff reports:

Federal Way police are seeking a suspect accused of almost shooting a 1-year-old child.

A felony warrant has been issued for Dvontaveous Hoston, who is wanted on charges of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment.

On Oct. 15, Hoston was visiting his girlfriend's apartment in Federal Way. According to police, the suspect discharged a handgun during an argument with another occupant, and the bullet almost struck the child in a bedroom.

The pistol was identified as a “rusty chrome .38 caliber” and was not recovered, according to police.

The suspect's whereabouts are unknown. Hoston stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 156 pounds. Police say Hoston is armed and dangerous, and has a past conviction from a felony firearms arrest in Seattle.

Hoston also made headlines in the past for a lawsuit against the city of Seattle, stemming from a 2010 incident in which he was kicked by a police officer.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Federal Way Police Det. Matthew Leitgeb at (253) 835-6783 or

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