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Ian Stawicki, Seattle Cafe Shooter Kills 5, Himself
ABC News ^ | 5/31/2012 | Unattributed

Posted on 05/31/2012 9:23:12 AM PDT by mojito

The father of the man who opened fire and killed five people across Seattle and later killed himself after a citywide manhunt, says his son was a very private person who was "disgruntled" and had been a frequent customer of the coffee shop where his rampage began.

"He was happy sometimes, but not really. He was kind of disgruntled," Walt Stawicki said about his son Ian Stawicki, who fatally shot himself after a killing spree Wednesday.

Seattle's Harborview Medical Center confirmed that Ian Stawicki, who according to his father, was unmarried with no children and had recently worked on a fish processing boat in Alaska, died at 6 p.m. local time Wednesday.

After the shootings began at approximately 11 a.m. when Stawicki opened fire at Cafe Racer Espresso in Seattle's University District, eventually killing four people, he killed a fifth random woman in a subsequent confrontation and stole her car.

Two victims died at the scene at Cafe Racer Espresso, while two more died later at Harborview Medical Center. People who were brought to the hospital had suffered gunshot wounds to the head, according to Susan Gregg, a hospital spokeswoman.

According to the Seattle Times, two of the victims at the cafe were Joe "Vito" Albanese, 52, who was killed along with best friend Drew Keriakedes, 45; the two men were in a band called God's Favorite Beefcake. The two other victims shot at the cafe have not yet been identified.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: seattle
The killer, a mentally-ill maniac, apparently frequented the cafe where he claimed most of his victims.

Prayers for the families of those murdered.

1 posted on 05/31/2012 9:23:19 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Ever notice that nobody is ever described as “gruntled”?


2 posted on 05/31/2012 9:25:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

>>>Ever notice that nobody is ever described as “gruntled”?>>>

That’s funny, I had to look it up. Gruntled means to put in a good mood.


3 posted on 05/31/2012 9:39:14 AM PDT by kitkat (Obama, ROPE and CHAINS.)
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To: mojito
What sez he was doing SSRIs

OBTW How did a nut-case get a gun ??


4 posted on 05/31/2012 9:48:12 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: mojito

If I were the father of such a monster I would not be out making public statements. I would be in hiding somewhere and beside myself with grief and shame.

Since I decided 53 years ago to never be a parent, this is just idle thought on my behalf.


5 posted on 05/31/2012 9:49:28 AM PDT by OldPossum (I)
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To: mojito

Prayers for the dead, and for those that mourn them.

Better get to Stawicki’s facebook page before the Libs sanitize it.


6 posted on 05/31/2012 9:49:57 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: kitkat
Okay, you guys now have put a piece of dialog into my brain from Ten Things I Hate About You.

"I know you can be underwhelmed, and overwhelmed; but, can you ever just be "whelmed"?"

7 posted on 05/31/2012 9:54:32 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: LibertarianLiz
Actually, "to whelm" means to overturn - usually a boat or other vessel.

Overwhelm and whelm are effectively synonyms, with "overwhelm" just being a stronger way of saying "whelm".

"Underwhelm" began as a wordplay on the metaphoric use of "overwhelm."

8 posted on 05/31/2012 10:21:08 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: OldPossum

—Since I decided 53 years ago to never be a parent, this is just idle thought on my behalf.—

I feel no responsibility for the things my adult children do.


9 posted on 05/31/2012 10:22:29 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: mojito

What are the gun laws in Seattle?


10 posted on 05/31/2012 10:46:04 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Si cum canibus magnis currere non potes, sta in portico.)
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To: mojito

Seeing this “band” perform probably drove him insane.

There’s more to the story here...


11 posted on 05/31/2012 10:49:56 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: mojito

I hope Dr. Fraiser is OK.


12 posted on 05/31/2012 10:53:10 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free
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To: mojito

That would be Dr. Frasier Crane...


13 posted on 05/31/2012 10:53:46 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free
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To: Mad Dawg

Don’t know. I do know that the Mayor was talking about more restrictions yesterday in the wake of a recent spate of shootings.


14 posted on 05/31/2012 10:54:39 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

I’m sure he and Niles are fine.

His dad is a cop and would know what to do.


15 posted on 05/31/2012 10:57:03 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
Well,certainly the anti-gunners will work it that way instead of thinking what would have happened had everyone there been armed.

http://www.washingtongunrights.com/

The laws seem pretty sane. Anyone (not felons, etc) can open carry; you need a permit for concealed.

16 posted on 05/31/2012 11:16:20 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Si cum canibus magnis currere non potes, sta in portico.)
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To: Mad Dawg

Antigunners, those who want all of us to live in their mental institution or turn society into one....

Equality, socialism, exploitation etc... why why why.


17 posted on 05/31/2012 1:14:14 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: JudgemAll

If I start out by thinking that me and my homies are the smartest people in the room, SO smart that we know better than everybody else about how to run society, at the end our contempt for everybody else will get some of them killed — the unborn, the unarmed, the “beneficiaries” of our social and health-care policies.

It is terrifyingly predictable.


18 posted on 05/31/2012 2:25:02 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Depone serpentem et ab venemo gradere.)
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To: mojito

Dollars to donuts its another paranoid schizo off his meds. If those these stories are depressingly constant and familiar. Lock up those diagnosed as fruitcakes. Enough!


19 posted on 05/31/2012 2:31:49 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: cuban leaf

Re your post #9, I can see your point about not feeling responsible for what your adult children do. My point was that if I had a child, who as an adult committed a horrible crime as this man did, I would feel very bad in that I had a big hand in creating this monster.


20 posted on 05/31/2012 5:35:51 PM PDT by OldPossum (I)
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To: mojito
There is actually a guy on facebook with the same name.

Must be rough for him today.

21 posted on 05/31/2012 5:46:44 PM PDT by x
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To: Mad Dawg

Indeed, it’s a mental projection. Those without character cannot imagine what it is to have character. Everyone around them is then just a vulgar prostitute only barely good for the sidewalk and not even for dancing on the pole as a stripper. They cannot parse good from bad, intelligent from non intelligent, people of greater or lower character than theirs, because they are corrupt people without honor, completely blinded by whatever riches or fears they have, making a haughty camel indeed more amenable to pass its head voluntarily through the hoop of a needle.


22 posted on 06/01/2012 9:00:48 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: OldPossum

The Founding Fathers made it happen, the generations after that just benefited. Every child in America should be faced with the reality of history. I am not for compulsory service, but I would be for compulsory “you organize yourselves in the wilderness as men before you earn the right to vote” type schooling.

But that is too strong and scary for the powers that be who want a society of idiots and easy communist educator jobs run by overweight, drug addicted and homosexual emotional pedophiles.


23 posted on 06/01/2012 9:05:47 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: mojito

Good point.


24 posted on 06/01/2012 10:03:30 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free
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