SPU Shooting

Campus Shooting
3:20 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Insanity Defense Possible In Accused SPU Shooter's Case

FILE - Shooting suspect Aaron Ybarra is led to a court hearing at a King County Jail courtroom Friday, June 6, 2014, in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

The man charged with killing one student and seriously wounding two others on the campus of Seattle Pacific University on June 5 has pleaded not guilty.

On Monday attorneys for Aaron Rey Ybarra, 26, filed a notice of intent to pursue a not guilty by reason of insanity defense. The move doesn't mean they will go that route, just that they may use an insanity defense.

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Campus Shooting
1:36 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

SPU Student Who Subdued Gunman: 'Hard To Accept' Hero Status

People walk through an arched entrance at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle on their way to a prayer service Friday, June 6, 2014, the day after a fatal shooting at the university.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

College student Jon Meis, who has shied away from the spotlight since he ended a Seattle campus shooting by pepper-spraying the gunman last week, said Monday it's hard to accept his status as a hero.

Meis, 22, and his family have declined media requests since the shooting, with relatives going as far as to ask his high school not to grant interviews about him.

But on Monday, Meis issued a written statement through Seattle Pacific University, where the shooting occurred Thursday.

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Gun Violence
3:17 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

After 2 Deadly Shootings In A Week, Seattle Mayor Says 'We Must Find A Solution'

Two women embrace near a prayer circle on the campus of Seattle Pacific University, Friday, June 6, 2014 in Seattle
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he plans to call an emergency meeting of the Seattle City Council to discuss the “epidemic of gun violence” in the wake of two shootings that claimed three lives in the city in the past week.

“This city and this nation must address this sense of violence,” said the mayor at a Friday news conference with dozens of community leaders standing by his side. “We have to find a way to move forward.”

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Campus Shooting
1:52 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Attorney: Suspect In Seattle Pacific Univ. Shooting Sorry

A group of people pray together near a sign on the Seattle Pacific University campus that reads "We Will Overcome This," Friday, June 6, 2014 in Seattle, the day after a shooting took place at Otto Miller Hall at the school.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

The attorney for a man suspected of killing one student in a shooting rampage at a small Seattle university says he's sorry for the suffering he has caused.

Public defender Ramona Brandes says Aaron Ybarra is on suicide watch at the jail.

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Campus Shooting
3:43 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Police: SPU Student Disarmed Gunman In Shooting That Left 1 Dead, 3 Injured

Students and faculty pray together following a shooting on the campus of Seattle Pacific University Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

A Seattle Pacific University student managed to subdue a suspected gunman after four people were injured, one fatally, during a shooting on campus Thursday afternoon. 

Police said a young man entered Otto Miller Hall with a shotgun and opened fire shortly before 3:30 p.m. The gunman was reloading when a student, who was working as the building monitor, confronted and subdued the gunman using pepper spray. 

"Once on the ground, other students jumped on top of them, and they were able to pin the shooter to the ground until police arrived," said Seattle Police Capt. Chris Fowler.  

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