Seattle Gunman Suspect’s Family And We Could See This Coming
Seattle Gunman Suspect’s Family And We Could See This Coming, Seattle was reeling Thursday after a man killed five people in two shootings before turning the gun on himself.
The suspect, identified by CNN affiliates as Ian Stawicki, died Wednesday night, several hours after he shot himself in the head as a five-hour police manhunt came to an end.
Detectives believe the man was behind both the shootings. The first, at a coffeehouse in the city’s University District, left four people dead and one critically injured. The second, about a half-hour later near downtown Seattle, left a woman dead, authorities said.
Two of the victims at Cafe Racer were members of a local folk band, God’s Favorite Beefcake, according to CNN affiliates. They were found dead at the coffeehouse. A woman and a man died later at a hospital. A fifth person was in critical condition, police said, but was not expected to survive.
CNN affiliate KOMO identified the two band members as Drew Keriakedes and Joseph Vito Albanse.
“It’s heartbreaking, it really is, to think of that loss,” David Gordon, a friend of the men, told the station. “It’s not just for me, but for the rest of the world. They were such great contributors to the quality of life in Seattle and elsewhere.”
Evan Hill, who lives near the coffeehouse, said he could hear the gunfire from his living room.
“I counted four or five shots and somebody shouting, and I ran out to my balcony and called 911,” Hill told KOMO.
Hill called the cafe a “very mellow” venue that hosts artwork and musical performances. (CNN)