Seattle shooting http://www.kplu.org en Seattle's Cafe Racer reopens 7 weeks after massacre http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-cafe-racer-reopens-7-weeks-after-massacre <p></p><p>A neighborhood coffee shop in Seattle&#39;s University District reopened Friday, a month-and-a-half after a shooting massacre.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:38:20 +0000 The Associated Press 5662 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's Cafe Racer reopens 7 weeks after massacre Gun offenders in Seattle could do more prison time http://www.kplu.org/post/updated-gun-offenders-seattle-could-do-more-prison-time <p>Local and U.S. officials say they&rsquo;re getting more aggressive about prosecuting gun crimes in Seattle, funneling more offenders into the stricter federal system. Law enforcement officials hope the threat of longer sentences and tougher prisons will deter more crimes. U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said it&rsquo;s a proven strategy.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:10:43 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5313 at http://www.kplu.org Gun offenders in Seattle could do more prison time Seattle: Make gun offenders register like sex offenders? http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-make-gun-offenders-register-sex-offenders <p>Sex offenders have to register when they get out of prison in Washington. So why shouldn&rsquo;t people who commit a violent crime with a gun have to do the same?</p><p>It&rsquo;s an idea being floated by the Seattle Police Department. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 01:24:17 +0000 Paula Wissel 5215 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle: Make gun offenders register like sex offenders? Survivor of Seattle shooting out of intensive care http://www.kplu.org/post/survivor-seattle-shooting-out-intensive-care <p>The only survivor of last week&#39;s Seattle cafe shooting that left four people dead has been moved out of intensive care at Harborview Medical Center.</p><p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:15:21 +0000 The Associated Press 5208 at http://www.kplu.org Survivor of Seattle shooting out of intensive care Westboro Baptist Church to picket Seattle shooting victim’s funeral http://www.kplu.org/post/westboro-baptist-church-picket-seattle-shooting-victim-s-funeral <p>The St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle has been told that members of the anti-gay church known for its belligerent protest tactics plans to be present at <a href="http://downloads.saintdemetrios.com/Current_Church_Calendar.pdf">the funeral of Gloria Koch Leonidas</a> on Thursday. Leonidas was one of the shooting victims in last Wednesday&#39;s massacre in Seattle.</p><p>A St. Demetrios administrator confirmed that a Seattle police officer and another church pastor told them the protest has been scheduled by the Westboro Baptist Church. And <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/444211685603905/">a Facebook page dedicated to shielding the funeral</a> from the protesters, known for signs saying &ldquo;God Hates Fags&rdquo; and blaming crimes on passages of gay rights laws, is up and running.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 20:35:53 +0000 Jake Ellison & Lindsay Lowe 5196 at http://www.kplu.org Westboro Baptist Church to picket Seattle shooting victim’s funeral Seattle looking into surveillance tech. to tamp down gun violence http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-looking-surveillance-tech-tamp-down-gun-violence <p><em>(Updated with audio story, attached.)</em></p><p>Seattle has had it with the flare of gunfire lighting up its streets &ndash; and that&rsquo;s driving city leaders to pull out the stops to find solutions.</p><p>More aggressive search and seizures, stiffer local gun laws, increased police patrols, video cameras and now a technology that registers where a gun is fired in the city and notifies police seconds after the shooting &ndash; these are some of the tools Seattle officials are looking at to tamp down the violence.</p><p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 23:00:35 +0000 Jake Ellison & Paula Wissel 5168 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle looking into surveillance tech. to tamp down gun violence Autopsy confirms suicide of Seattle shootings suspect http://www.kplu.org/post/autopsy-confirms-suicide-seattle-shootings-suspect <p>The King County medical examiner&#39;s office has confirmed that a man blamed for a massacre at a Seattle arts cafe and a fatal carjacking killed himself as police closed in.</p><p> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 19:19:08 +0000 The Associated Press 5172 at http://www.kplu.org Autopsy confirms suicide of Seattle shootings suspect 'Hero' Of Seattle Shootings: 'I Just Threw The Frigging Stool' At Gunman http://www.kplu.org/post/hero-seattle-shootings-i-just-threw-frigging-stool-gunman Lawrence Adams doesn't want to be called a hero, but many in Seattle are saying that's just what he is.<p><a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2018328071_ticktock01m.html" target="_blank">As <em>The Seattle Times</em> reports this morning</a>, police believe Adams saved the lives of at least three people on Wednesday when he picked up a stool at a cafe and threw it at a gunman who killed four people there. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:42:53 +0000 Mark Memmott 5162 at http://www.kplu.org 'Hero' Of Seattle Shootings: 'I Just Threw The Frigging Stool' At Gunman 911 tapes of Seattle shootings: 'People are bleeding all over' http://www.kplu.org/post/911-tapes-seattle-shootings-people-are-bleeding-all-over <p>Police have released 911 tapes from a shooting spree that left five people dead in Seattle, including one from a man who phoned authorities from inside the bathroom of a cafe where a gunman opened fire.</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 23:57:55 +0000 The Associated Press 5160 at http://www.kplu.org 911 tapes of Seattle shootings: 'People are bleeding all over' Police: 'Hero' saved lives in Seattle shootings http://www.kplu.org/post/police-hero-saved-lives-seattle-shootings <p><em>&ldquo;I just threw the frigging stool at him, legs first. My brother died in the World Trade Center. I promised myself,&rdquo; if something like this ever happened, &ldquo;I would never hide under a table.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Four people were slain when Ian Lee Stawicki started shooting Wednesday morning inside Cafe Racer.</p><p>At a news conference Thursday, police said a man sitting next to Stawicki was a &quot;hero&quot; because he threw stools at the gunman when he stood up and opened fire. Several people were able to flee the cafe during this time.</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 23:09:18 +0000 The Associated Press & Gabriel Spitzer 5159 at http://www.kplu.org Police: 'Hero' saved lives in Seattle shootings What the Cafe Racer was before the killings http://www.kplu.org/post/what-cafe-racer-was-killings <p>In this first person piece, Ed Skoog, a Northwest poet and musician and a regular at the Café Racer, shares his impressions of the local arts and music hangout before the shooting on Wednesday that killed four and wounded another.</p><p>Skoog said Drew Keriakedes and Joe &quot;Vito&quot; Albanese, two of the victims, were well known at the café and that Drew especially was a raconteur character who was &ldquo;always on,&rdquo; always ready with a dirty joke and a gritty blues song from the &rsquo;20s and &rsquo;30s, with plenty of songs he&rsquo;d created himself.</p><p>&ldquo;He was a magnetic performer,&rdquo; Skoog said of Drew.</p><p>Skoog said he&rsquo;d seen the man identified as the shooter around the bar from time to time, hanging out in the alley &ldquo;a little out of sight.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;He was a freaky dude, but normal looking enough to pass,&rdquo; Skoog said.</p><p>Here&rsquo;s Skoog writing about the Café Racer and its vibe:</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 22:34:32 +0000 Jake Ellison & Ed Skoog 5158 at http://www.kplu.org What the Cafe Racer was before the killings Shooting survivor's condition upgraded; most victims named; council seeking solutions http://www.kplu.org/post/shooting-survivors-condition-upgraded-most-victims-named-council-seeking-solutions <p>The only survivor of a shooting at a Seattle cafe where four other people were killed is expected to recover.</p><p>Harborview Medical Center reports Leonard Meuse has been upgraded from critical to serious condition. Spokeswoman Susan Gregg says he remains in the intensive care unit Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 16:42:36 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 5151 at http://www.kplu.org Shooting survivor's condition upgraded; most victims named; council seeking solutions Police: 2 shootings in Seattle connected; suspect killed himself; 5 dead, 1 wounded http://www.kplu.org/post/police-2-shootings-seattle-connected-suspect-killed-himself-5-dead-1-wounded <p>The two morning shootings in Seattle &ndash; leaving four dead and one wounded from the Cafe Racer Espresso on Roosevelt Way near the U-District and one dead on First Hill during a carjacking &ndash; were apparently committed by the same suspect, said Seattle Police Department Assistant Chief James Pugel.</p><p>The suspect shot himself in West Seattle later in the afternoon as police approached him, Pugel said. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center. The hospital reported Wednesday night that he was dead. A fourth victim at the Cafe Racer shooting also died Wednesday night, according to Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Greg.</p><p>One man wounded in the cafe shooting remained at Harborview. He was in critical but stable condition following surgery earlier in the day</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 01:30:17 +0000 KPLU News Staff & The Associated Press 5137 at http://www.kplu.org Police: 2 shootings in Seattle connected; suspect killed himself; 5 dead, 1 wounded Seattle police fatally shoot Interbay murder suspect in Belltown http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-police-fatally-shoot-interbay-murder-suspect-belltown <p>Seattle homicide detectives on Sunday afternoon fatally shot a man who was a suspect in the stabbing death of an 84-year-old employee at a self-storage facility in the city&#39;s Interbay neighborhood. The suspect had been using the victim&#39;s credit cards.</p><p>Detectives used photos to track him down in Seattle&#39;s Belltown neighborhood, at the bustling corner of 4th Avenue and Cedar Street. Seattle Police spokesman Mark Jamieson told KPLU the murder suspect attacked detectives, forcing them to fire their weapons.</p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 04:22:02 +0000 Erin Hennessey 2969 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle police fatally shoot Interbay murder suspect in Belltown