Bellevue Police find 3D-printed ghost guns in shooting investigation

The suspect was arrested in connection with a May 27 drive-by shooting at a Bellevue gas station

In an investigation related to a drive-by shooting in Bellevue, police found several 3D-printed ghost guns in possession of the suspected shooter.

Bellevue police detectives reportedly recovered four ghost guns and discovered a 3D printer when they arrested a 24-year-old man suspected of firing shots out the window of a car in the 11600 Block NE 8th St. on May 27, 2023.

The suspect, Romeo Marcelle Plummer, was arrested in the early morning of July 7 when Bellevue Police and Seattle Police S.W.A.T. served a search warrant at the suspect’s home in the area of 8424 Rainier Place S.

Investigators say Plummer was in a car with several others when there was a verbal altercation with a man at the gas station on May 27. As the car left the gas station, witnesses said Plummer fired multiple times out the window. It is unclear who or what the target was, according to police.

At the time of the search warrant, police found evidence that included the majority of the clothing Plummer was believed to have worn during the crimes, one live 9mm bullet, four live .40 bullets, a Glock brand pistol box, one empty Glock brand 9mm magazine, and four 3D printed semi-auto pistol receivers.

“Ghost guns are unregulated and untraceable. That means more and more are on the streets that nobody knows about,” stated Bellevue Police Capt. Shelby Shearer. “That is extremely dangerous and problematic for law enforcement.”

According to Certification For Determination of Probable Cause documents used by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charging decision, detectives noted suspicion that the suspect may have ties to a specific gang based on symbols and expressions used in his social media accounts and posts.

Plummer was charged with drive-by shooting and second-degree assault. According to prosecutors, the defendant has a prior conviction for malicious mischief in the third degree.

The suspected driver of the May 27 drive-by shooting was also arrested, she is 21 years old.