Why didn’t someone go after the shooter? What would you have done? Would you have rushed the shooter and taken him out to save everyone else? I can show you how to take someone out in less than 4 seconds. Do you know how?
The man who reportedly shot and killed five people Wednesdayin Seattle, before taking his own life, changed about five years ago into a mentally ill individual who was “really angry toward everything,” his brother tells The Seattle Times.
“It’s no surprise to me this happened,” Andrew Stawicki told theTimes. “We could see this coming. Nothing good is going to come with that much anger inside of you.”
The Times, citing numerous sources including Andrew Stawicki and the owner of the cafe where the killings began, is identifying the gunman as Ian Stawicki, 40, of the Magnolia neighborhood in Seattle.
Seattle Police have not yet officially released the gunman’s name.
According to the Times, Andrew Stawicki said his family “long hoped Ian would go to mental-health treatment or take medication to keep his moods in balance. But, he said, “someone like that is so stubborn you can’t talk to him.”
We’re also learning more about some of the victims (two of those killed have yet to be identified). The Times says:
— Drew Keriakedes, who died, was a performer in “Circus Contraption, a vaudeville-burlesque group.” He was 45.
— Joe “Vito” Albanese, 52, was a bass player in punk bands and vaudeville acts, who lived in the basement of Keriakedes’ home. He also died. Albanese and Keriakedes played with a band called God’s Favorite Beefcake. They were shot at Cafe Racer, where the rampage began.
— Gloria Koch Leonidas, also 52, “was a married mother of two girls who was active in the lighting industry.” She was shot and killed at a nearby parking lot where Stawicki allegedly fled after leaving the cafe.
— Leonard Meuse, who survived being shot in the jaw and armpit, was a chef at the Cafe Racer. Meuse, 46, “majored in Japanese and zoology at the University of Washington.”
Our colleagues at KPLU are also following the news.
Testicle Squeezing In Street Fight Causes Man’s Death
The Huffington Post | By Hilary Tuttle Posted: 04/26/2012 7:28 pm Updated: 04/26/2012 7:28 pm
There are worse ways to die, but you probably don’t want to think about them, especially if you’re a guy.
A Chinese man was reportedly killed last week when a woman squeezed his testicles until he collapsed during a fight over a parking space.
An unidentified 41-year-old woman in China’s Haiku City in the Hainan Province rode into town on her scooter to pick her child up from school. The woman tried to park in front of a local store, but the store owner, the 42-year-old victim, refused to allow it, China News 24 reported.
The resulting fight escalated, leading the woman to call her husband and brother, who in turn got into a more violent fist fight with the shopkeeper, according to the website. At some point in the fracas, the woman grabbed the man’s testicles and squeezed them until he collapsed. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and later died.
Parking disputes can get ugly just about anywhere. On March 26, Louisiana resident Shawntay Brown, 19, was arrested for biting a 15-year-old’s breast during a brawl in Monroe.
An affidavit in the case included a police officer’s statement that the 15 year old “showed me the bite mark.”
A video is said to show Brown running after the younger girl and biting her on a tender spot, the Smoking Gun reported.
Brown contends that the other girl bit her first.