Student Used Pepper Spray to Stop Shooting at Seattle College
It is being reported that a student armed with pepper spray was able to stop the suspect who killed 1 person and wounded 3 others using a shotgun at Seattle Pacific University.
According to KOMO News,
The gunman walked into Otto Miller Hall just after 3 p.m. armed with a shotgun and a knife and opened fire on three people, said Capt. Chris Fowler with Seattle police. The gunman then began reloading when a student building monitor pepper-sprayed the shooter.
“The shooter began to reload his shotgun and the student building monitor inside the hall confronted the shooter and was able to subdue the individual,” Fowler said. “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.”
The suspect has been identified as 26 year old Aaron R. Ybarra. He is said to not be a student at the school.
He is currently in police custody. Police currently believe the suspect acted alone.
This is the latest multiple victim shooting to take place in a gun free zone. That is to say that law abiding gun owners are not allowed to defend themselves in these places.
Fortunately, someone was armed with a non-lethal weapon and it proved to be sufficient in this case to stop a violent crime.