Skip to comments.Metro bus driver shot in downtown Seattle
Posted on 08/12/2013 9:37:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
The King County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday morning that a shooting occurred on a Metro bus in downtown Seattle.
The suspect, who was shot by officers, is now in custody.
The Seattle Police Department tweeted that the shooter fired at a Metro driver....
(Excerpt) Read more at seattlepi.com ...
WA state ping.
Why would they shoot a bus driver just because he was a metrosexual?
Looks like she’s more or less just transcribing the police blotter. A worthwhile detail of why anybody thinks the shooting happened is notably absent.
Watched it from my window.
The ambulance with the perp took its time pulling away; either he’s not hurt that bad or he’s dead. I’m thinking the latter, they put several rounds in him.
Who knows why he tried to take out the bus driver. Could have been a domestic dispute, or he just flipped. We have some strange people on our buses out here.
My bus ride was uneventful. But looneys usually aren’t headed to Bellevue.
I have “enjoyed” hundreds of bus rides here in Pittsburgh. Let me tell you, weirdos/creeps ride these buses too.
Weirdos. We has them.
Where do these thugs find the ammo?
Good question. It's expensive and scarce! We bought some 5.56 yesterday and we were limited to three boxes.
Could be as simple as the bus driver asking the perp to pay the fare.
I've read that the bus drivers in the immigrant parts of Paris don't even ask for fares anymore. It's not worth risking a violent response. So everybody rides for free.
“...One witness told KOMO Radio that the suspect was disputing with the driver of Metro Route 27 about the fare, then pulled out a gun and opened fire at the driver. The driver was hit multiple times...”
Sadly when you look at that map and see the names Martin Luther King, Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass, it becomes self-explanatory.
The noontime crowd at that intersection is sketchy... full of panhandlers and just flat weird folks. At 9:00 it’s usually just commuters.
Just wait, someone will blame the elimination of the ride free area for this (if it hasn’t already happened.)
I am waiting for a Norm Stamper comment (from some tree house on Bainbridge) about this incident...
Even have pictures of the criminal. Looks Amish to me, but what do I know (/sarcasm). He is a convicted criminal, so he should not have been in possession of a firearm.
He’s close. They were doing CPR on him as they wheeled him to the ambulance. He may already have died and we just haven’t heard about it yet.
Thankfully he had lousy aim and the driver will be okay.
I’m on a bus, and can’t post the pic of the deceased gunman. Can you go pick it up from the seattle times, please?
He’s a son of 0bama’s.
Note: Video & photo included.
Updated: 7:10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 | Posted: 8:25 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
“Bus shooter dead, driver recovering; questions remain”
By Amy Clancy, Graham Johnson and Casey McNerthney
KIRO 7 STAFF
SNIPPET: “Witnesses told KIRO 7 that three men got onto the No. 27 bus and did not pay. The driver, Deloy Dupuis, asked them to pay and then the suspect, who was not part of the group, yelled “war” and started firing.”
Originally published August 12, 2013 at 10:06 PM | Page modified August 13, 2013 at 12:01 AM
“Panic on buses as gunman shoots driver, then fatally shot by Seattle cops”
By Steve Miletich and Sara Jean Green
Seattle Times staff reporters
SNIPPET: “But the man in the sweatshirt paced back and forth inside the bus, then physically attacked the 64-year-old driver.
The man, 31-year-old Martin Anwar Duckworth, then shot and wounded the driver at least twice with a revolver, striking him in the cheek and arm, officials said.”
SNIPPET: “Harris said he then saw a bearded man running on University and thought the man was going to steal his car.”
“Suspected gunman dies after Seattle bus shooting”
BY DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press
POSTED: 08/13/2013 02:31:11 AM MDT | UPDATED: ABOUT 2 HOURS AGO
SNIPPET: “Two did. The third passenger paced back and forth, then hit the driver and shot him twice before running away, acting Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel said.”
SNIPPET: “Two officers and several passengers on the second bus suffered minor injuries, including a woman who was bruised while leaving the vehicle.”
Looks like .40 cal.
Two buses involved?
I’ll have to make a note of that. After shooting a city bus driver, don’t use another city bus as your getaway.
Note: Photos and video at link.
Posted: 7:22 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
“Metro bus shooter repeatedly violated states version of parole”
By Amy Clancy
SNIPPET: “Duckworth had multiple criminal convictions, mostly for drugs and assault. He also had a history of failing to report, using drugs, tampering with his drug tests, and more, all while on DOC supervision. One Community Corrections officer called him a “chronic violator” who “failed to make himself available for supervision on numerous occasions,” and because of it, Duckworth “failed to address both his chemical dependency and mental health issues.”
Each of the 11 times Duckworth violated supervision he was sent back to jail for short stays.”
failed to address both his chemical dependency and mental health issues.
As failed as the old mental institutions were, today’s alternative of putting them out on the street is worse. Hope that the bus driver will fully recover.
Oh, and a note to self. That seemingly harmless nutcase muttering to himself may not be all that harmless.