Seat­tle shoot­ing sus­pect re­ported ‘a rage in­side’

The Covington News - - OPINION -

SEAT­TLE (AP) — In 2010, Aaron Ybarra called 911 to re­port “a rage in­side him” and said he wanted to hurt him­self and oth­ers, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port of the in­ci­dent.

Two years later, of­fi­cers re­sponded again — this time find­ing him ly­ing in the mid­dle of the street in front of his sub­ur­ban Mount­lake Ter­race home, rant­ing drunk­enly for a SWAT team “to get him and make him fa­mous.”

The rage and thirst for no­to­ri­ety may have got the bet­ter of him Thurs­day, when po­lice say he stormed into a sci­ences and en­gi­neer­ing build­ing on the leafy cam­pus of Seat­tle Pa­cific Univer­sity, armed with a shot­gun and more than 50 shells.

He fa­tally shot a 19-year-old fresh­man and wounded two other young people be­fore his plan to kill as many people as pos­si­ble — and him­self — was thwarted by a stu­dent build­ing mon­i­tor who pep­per-sprayed and tack­led him as he reloaded, of­fi­cials said.

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