Written by: El Genius on June 2, 2012 @ 9:26 am
(Updates with death of the shooter and the fifth victim, new details)
by Laura L. Myers
Seattle, 30 May (Reuters) – A gunman killed four people in a popular local cafe on Wednesday, then fled into a jumble parking in the town where he killed a fifth person and stole her car before shooting himself in the head when the police closed, authorities said.
The suspect, identified as Ian Lee Stawicki, 40, described as mentally disturbed, and died in hospital hours after the late-morning killing, the police initially treated as two separate incidents.
The Father of the only surviving victim of the café cook, told Reuters that staff had told detectives that the killer was known, had “mental problems” and have caused a disturbance in the coffee house a few days earlier.
prompted the outbreak of armed force, a security alert and lock at several schools and Seattle city-run community centers.Residents were instructed to remain behind closed doors, the police searched for the suspect.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said at a press conference that the two killings, and later had a recent shake unwise of other shootings, the built-up. He urged the mayors to “put an end to this gun ferocity, that the city is worth seeing.”
The authorities did not have any prompt explanation for the bloodshed, which they said that once the shooter fire began opening at the Cafe Racer, a coffeehouse in Seattle Ravenna neighborhood for its live music is known.
Two men were killed instantly, and Cardinal variant people were hit by shots to Harborview Medical Center, where ii is taken of them – a man and a woman -. died later of their wounds
The suspect fled from the cafe on foot and made his way a short time later in downtown Seattle, where he said shot another woman dead and drove her sport utility vehicle away, the police.
The police later found an SUV matching the description of the getaway vehicle, visible with a gun inside, in a western suburb of Seattle.
The suspect had the car port, only officers who confronted him later saw him kneel down and shoot yourself in the head, said Kraft.
“allow the detectives man, the lone suspect in four murders be in 2 locations shot in the head when approached” by Seattle police, the police department posted a statement on Twitter, before the fifth death was announced.
Stawicki brother Andrew, 29, a resident of Ellensburg, Washington, told the City Times that his older sibling, the argonon from a published photo of the cafe racers of the security camera recognized included a history of mental illness had.
“It is no surprise that this has happened,” the little brother was quoted as saying. “We have seen it coming. Nothing will come up with bruised so much anger in you.”
Stawicki was often the cafe given and had quarreled allegedly on previous visits to two of the people he shot, neighborhood residents told local television station KIRO-7.
The only survivor was the victim as Leonard Maas, 46, cafe chef who roamed leastwise one ball, one lung was hit, cut, identified his liver and a kidney, but missed his guess, his father, Raymond Maas, told Reuters. [V36 ] The shooter, he said, “was a person who has mental problems and there was disturbing (in the coffee shop) a few days earlier, told me detectives.”(Message from Steve Gorman; average Cynthia Johnston, Christopher Wilson and Lisa Shumaker)
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