I know this is stale at this point, but this morning a bus driver was shot downtown.
Just after 8:45 this morning, Seattle police began receiving a flood of reports that a man had shot a Metro bus driver on the Route # 27 bus near 3rd Avenue and Seneca Street.
The male suspect reportedly stayed on the bus for a short time after the shooting, before he fled on foot through downtown.
Officers then spotted the suspect near 2nd Avenue and Seneca, where he opened fire on officers and ran to a second bus.
When the suspect tried to get on a second bus, the driver and some of the passengers began evacuating the bus and the suspect got on board.
Officers confronted the suspect on the second bus and shot the suspect.
The 67-year-old Metro driver’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
The suspect—who is in his 30′s or 40′s—is in critical condition and is being transported to Harborview. [he died since the linked post was written — Carl]
A 32-year-old officer also sustained minor injuries in the incident, possibly from broken glass, and was taken to Harborview.
A second officer, who is in his 50s, was also taken to Harborview for treatment for a medical condition.
Finally, a female passenger sustained minor bruising while evacuating the second bus.
Christallmighty. I’m sitting here on my commute back home trying to figure out words. I don’t know if I’d passed that driver. Certainly the downtown corridor is one I take almost every day. I wish him the best of luck in a recovery.
If you know anything or have any video of the event, SPD is asking you to call their homicide reporting line at (206) 233-5000.