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Metro bus driver shot in downtown Seattle
Seattle P. I. ^ | 8/12/13

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: anwar; bus; busshooting; duckworth; martin; martinanwarduckworth; seattle; shooting; wa; war; washington
Another great benefit of urban transportation....
1 posted on 08/12/2013 9:37:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Another great benefit of urban transportation a very liberal government and population ....
2 posted on 08/12/2013 9:38:46 AM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: Baynative

WA state ping.


3 posted on 08/12/2013 9:39:07 AM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why would they shoot a bus driver just because he was a metrosexual?


4 posted on 08/12/2013 9:41:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


5 posted on 08/12/2013 9:42:14 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Strangely I don't seem to recall the "Ralph gets shot by a junkie with a racial chip on his shoulder" episode of The Honeymooners


6 posted on 08/12/2013 9:44:02 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


7 posted on 08/12/2013 9:44:40 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

My bus ride was uneventful. But looneys usually aren’t headed to Bellevue.


8 posted on 08/12/2013 9:49:01 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: SandyInSeattle

I have “enjoyed” hundreds of bus rides here in Pittsburgh. Let me tell you, weirdos/creeps ride these buses too.


9 posted on 08/12/2013 9:49:15 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy; Uncle Miltie
"An initial report said the suspect tried to hijack the bus. Footage from Chopper 7 showed several bullet holes in the window near the bus driver. The suspect, 25, was shot at Second Avenue and Seneca Street and taken into custody. Police were also investigating a possible attempted carjacking on Second Avenue connected to the bus incident."

Weirdos. We has them.

10 posted on 08/12/2013 9:50:58 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Where do these thugs find the ammo?


11 posted on 08/12/2013 9:56:16 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: SandyInSeattle
An initial report said the suspect tried to hijack the bus.

Like the Monty Python skit where the hijacker pulls out a gun and says "I demand you take this bus directly to Cuba!"


12 posted on 08/12/2013 10:04:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dogbert41
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.

13 posted on 08/12/2013 10:05:15 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Who knows why he tried to take out the bus driver

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.

14 posted on 08/12/2013 10:52:57 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: SoFloFreeper
All of this over say $1 and change?

“...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...”

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Metro-bus-driver-shot-in-downtown-Seattle-police-shoot-suspect-219273481.html

15 posted on 08/12/2013 11:00:41 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Robert357
Route 27: Can you guess the nature of the neighborhoods?


16 posted on 08/12/2013 11:21:23 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Sadly when you look at that map and see the names Martin Luther King, Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass, it becomes self-explanatory.


17 posted on 08/12/2013 11:24:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Uncle Miltie

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.)


18 posted on 08/12/2013 11:25:14 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

19 posted on 08/12/2013 11:40:47 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: llevrok

Yep.


20 posted on 08/12/2013 12:01:28 PM PDT by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I am waiting for a Norm Stamper comment (from some tree house on Bainbridge) about this incident...


21 posted on 08/12/2013 12:15:18 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The suspect, who was shot by officers, is now in custody.

Wow, they're not dead?
22 posted on 08/12/2013 12:30:41 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2013/08/metro-bus-driver-shot-in-downtown-seattle/

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.

23 posted on 08/12/2013 3:03:14 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: ForAmerica

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.


24 posted on 08/12/2013 3:27:57 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


25 posted on 08/12/2013 4:43:51 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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UPDATE:

Note: Video & photo included.

http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/gunshots-fired-bus-downtown-seattle/nZMDG/

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

SEATTLE —

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.”


26 posted on 08/13/2013 4:10:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021599613_busshootingxml.html

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.”


27 posted on 08/13/2013 4:18:30 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_23850156/suspected-gunman-dies-after-seattle-bus-shooting

“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

SEATTLE—

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.”


28 posted on 08/13/2013 4:38:53 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Uncle Miltie

Looks like .40 cal.


29 posted on 08/13/2013 4:44:55 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: Cindy

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.


30 posted on 08/13/2013 4:51:24 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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Note: Photos and video at link.

http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/metro-bus-shooter-repeatedly-violated-states-versi/nZNhh/

Posted: 7:22 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013
“Metro bus shooter repeatedly violated state’s version of parole”

By Amy Clancy

Seattle —

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.”


31 posted on 08/14/2013 1:28:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

“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.


32 posted on 08/14/2013 1:38:29 AM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: 21twelve

Oh, and a note to self. That seemingly harmless nutcase muttering to himself may not be all that harmless.


33 posted on 08/14/2013 1:40:57 AM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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